Becoming a Better Writer: Revising and Rewriting (1625)

Four Mondays: February 1, 8, 15*, 22, 29, 1 – 3 p.m.

*February 15 class rescheduled for February 29 due to snow

$105 (10% off for members)

In this hands-on class, we’ll try out specific strategies to make your revision process more effective and efficient, so you can raise the level of any piece of writing you’re working on. We’ll talk about editing content on the macro level as well as fine-tuning words, sentences, and paragraphs to improve flow and clarity. By the end of this class, you’ll not only improve your own editing skills but also be a better judge of how well you are edited by others in the future.

Recommended Reading:
On Writing Well, William Zinsser
Woe is I, Patricia O'Connor
On Writing, Stephen King

Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his short story collection The View From Stalin’s Head (Random House). His next book, a novel titled Faith for Beginners (Random House), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and George Washington University.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction By William Zinsser Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060891541
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English(Third Edition) By Patricia T. O'Conner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573223317
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Riverhead Books - July 27th, 2010

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439156810
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010