Important note: This class is specifically for writers who are relatively new to examining their writing in a workshop format.
Have you started developing a writing habit and are now ready to take your writing to the next level? Then it is time to incorporate feedback and revision.
Despite what you’ve heard on the street, revision can be a blast. All it requires from you is a willingness to play, to experiment, maybe even to take a deep breath and let go of the most adored parts of your drafts. Revision is edgy, it’s exhilarating, and falling in love with it will be one of the best things that happens to your writing practice.
Through peer feedback, playful revision exercises, relevant essays on craft, and guidance from the instructor, this class will help you discover ways to see and hear your work more clearly, penetrate it more fully, find the deep-down gems and get them to come forward, shine up, and sing.
We will follow a workshop format to examine drafts you’ve already generated or that you write during the eight-week class. You will learn to provide effective feedback, see your own work more clearly, and gain a deeper trust in your voice and writer instincts. This is a multigenre workshop; both prose and poetry welcome and you will learn to give and receive cross-genre feedback.
Instructor: Writer Katie Daley has performed her monologues and word music across North America in theaters, nightclubs, ballrooms, and bistros. Her work has been featured on television and radio broadcasts and nationally recognized stages. She is a seasoned semi-finalist of four National Poetry Slams and won third place in the individual world championship at the inaugural Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. On the page, Katie’s work has appeared in various journals, magazines and anthologies, and her writing has won her two Individual Creativity Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She has published three chapbooks–Red Hot Mangos and Voodoo Juice, Coyote at the Wheel, and Venus and the Hitchhikers–and produced two CDs: Full Blast Alive, a compilation of poetic monologues from her one-woman show of the same name; and Zaggin’ Like a Vagabond—a weaving of guitars, banjos, spoken word, and song—by Drifters Inn, the band she created with her husband. As a teaching artist for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, she currently does community outreach in expressive and therapeutic writing.
Details: Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback takes place Tuesdays September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, and November 15 from 6:30-8:30pm remotely through Zoom.