Short Story Intensive Revision Workshop (19133) *SOLD OUT*

Two Saturdays: December 7 and 14 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. *SOLD OUT*

Price: 
$150.00 (10% off for members)

In an Interview with The Paris Review, author Deborah Eisenberg remarked that one of the advantages of being a writer “is that you know you can make the horrible thing better, then you can make it better again, then you make it better again.”  “Revision is all there is,” said David Remnick, Editor of the New Yorker. This workshop will offer immediate approaches and feedback for re-seeing and recasting your stories so that they are ready for submission to literary journals, MFA programs and awards.  We will scrutinize style, structure, and subtext; quiz point-of-view; check tone and voice; trim fat, and flesh out bone. Bring a story or essay with problem passages to our first session—syntactical knots you can’t untangle, cardboard characters, dialogue that grates, monologues that drone, or descriptions that have gone ultra-violet. Feedback in our first class will help you find the fragments to redeem, and stronger narrative lines to follow. You will spend time outside of class rewriting your piece, and in our second meeting, we will workshop your new version. From the combination of both sessions, you will take home advice on the process of revision, a plan for next steps, and a draft you are excited to work on, with an end in sight. Short stories should be submitted to the instructor and classmates five days before first class begins, on Monday December 2nd.  It should be no more than 15 pages, double-spaced, 1 to 1.5 inch margins (approx. 3000 words), Times New Roman font for the intensive short story class. Maximum enrollment: 12 serious writers. Two Saturdays: December 7 and 14 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. *SOLD OUT*

Nicole Miller's prize-winning essays have appeared recently in New Letters and Arts & Letters magazines. Her fiction has been published twice in The Mays, edited by Jill Paton Walsh and Sebastian Faulks. She received an M.Phil. in Victorian Literature from Lincoln College, Oxford; a PhD in English at University College, London; and an MFA at Emerson College, Boston, where she held the Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing. At The Oxford English Dictionary, she has served as a scholarly reader for British Dialects since 2002. She edits faculty manuscripts in Harvard’s English Department and teaches nineteenth and twentieth century British literature at Politics and Prose in Washington D.C.

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

$150.00
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