Reimagining Revision

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Most writers struggle with revision, but 90% of writing is revision—seriously. So figuring out how to advance a draft is essential if you want to improve your writing, much less publish it. No matter what genre you’re working in, join us to expand your ideas and practices of revision. Discover what may be missing, what holds promise for expansion, and in what possible directions you can proceed. Working with writers in other genres will also up new ideas and approaches. Class includes self-reflective writing, inspiring discussions, helpful tips and exercises, and possible small group sessions. Bring one typed draft (one poem or an excerpt of up to 1,500 words/6 pages of prose) that you want to revise to the first class.

LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.

About Melanie Figg

Melanie Figg, author of the award-winning poetry collection, Trace, has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and others. As a certified professional coach, she offers women’s writing retreats and helps writers to finish projects, tame their inner critics, and add more ease and productivity to their creative lives. More about her at:

Teaching Style: With over 25 years of teaching expertise, Melanie is a skilled and generous instructor. Her classes are well-organized but flexible—and include an effective combination of discussion, lecture, and in-class exercises/workshops. She also offers detailed, helpful feedback on student work with clear ideas of how to proceed with revision. Melanie is determined that students leave her classes with new skills, a deeper understanding of craft, and a lasting excitement for writing and reading.


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