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 are welcome and you will learn to give and receive cross-genre feedback.
Instructor: Writer Katie Daley is the author of three chapbooks: Red Hot Mangos and Voodoo Juice, Coyote at the Wheel, and Venus and the Hitchhikers. Her work has appeared in various journals, and her writing has won her three Individual Creativity Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. She is a community outreach teaching artist for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. Her chapbook of poems, Any Closer to Home, is just out from Finishing Line Press.
Details: Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback takes place Tuesdays January 2, January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, and February 20 from 6:30-8:30pm remotely online through Zoom.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit and Developing a Writing Habit
Genre: Multigenre (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) with an emphasis on the revision process.
Format: Group revision exercises during first hour of class; peer feedback with full group during second hour.