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"Layering: A Structured Approach to Revision" with Chaitali Sen

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ACC Highland Campus, Room 2202
6101 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752

3/3/2018 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Online registration for this class has closed. You can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers. Thank you!

$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

 *This class can also be purchased as part of the Narrative Process Package. You can find more information about it here.

Want to learn an approach to revision that will allow you to see what your book is missing without getting overwhelmed?

Revision can be the most rewarding part of the writing process, but it can also be the most overwhelming. During revision, your manuscript might get worse before it gets better, so how do you go through that without getting stuck in the mess and losing your way entirely? This class will provide a logical sequence of steps to make the revision process more purposeful and productive.

This half-day class will talk about a layering approach to revision – sweeping through your manuscript and addressing one issue at a time. The instructor will discuss a logical sequence of “layers” and experiment with different formats for creating a revision plan that works for you and your manuscript.



  • You're writing a novel, memoir, or short stories.
  • You tend to rush through revision or avoid necessary steps in the process.



Chaitali Sen is the author of The Pathless Sky. Her fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Ecotone, New England Review, New Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Catapult, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Quarterly Review, and other journals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College and currently lives in Austin, Texas.



ACC Highland Campus, Room 2202, 6101 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78752. You can find an ACC Highland campus map here.



$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, March 1. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.



Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to


This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit


The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit