Anne Elliott | The Revision Laboratory

Online, Zoom Sundays, May 23–June 27, 2021

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For some of us, an unblank page is scarier than a blank one. Many writing workshops encourage us to improve a composition through revision, which only characterizes a draft as a mess of problems to be solved. But what if revision were a playful experiment, not a search for solutions? What if our motivation were curiosity, not fear of failure? In this workshop, perfectionism is banned. Results are secondary: what matters is process. Participants will approach a single text with multiple modes of revision to release the hidden story inside the story, sharpen the story’s friction and energy, discover metaphor, and make the language more singular and alive. Light reading and writing homework. Experiments will be shared aloud in class.

Anne Elliott is the author of The Artstars: Stories (Blue Light Books / Indiana University Press) and The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (Ploughshares Solos). Her short work has been featured in Story, Crab Orchard Review, Witness, Hobart, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her story “Black, Black, Red, Black” appeared in A Public Space No. 28. She lives in Maine.

Course Schedule
Sundays, May 23–June 27, 2021
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
6 sessions
Online on Zoom

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Online, Zoom
United States

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