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"Novel and Memoir Revision: Conventions and Experiments" with Adam Soto

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

4/15/2017 From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$99 members (sign in for member pricing)

$159 nonmembers

Online registration for this class has closed. Walk-in registrations are available at the door - $109 for members and $169 for nonmembers. 

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Revision can often seem like the most taxing and least artistic part of the writing process, like answering to a laundry list of disparate tasks to appease your readers, editors, or fellow workshoppers. For those looking to invigorate their revision process with the same energy and creativity they bring to their work's generative phase, this course will offer a myriad of tactics and processes both conventional and alternative to rescue, salvage, strengthen, and polish a novel or memoir's prose.

The class will focus on larger-scale revision: structure, plot, adding and removing sections/ characters, creating context, subtext, and resonance. Students will also work at uncovering their own tics/bad prose habits that might be glaring to others and stand in the way of creating a believable voice. Students should bring a story or a chapter to work on, roughly 20 pages or less.



About the instructor: 


Adam Soto is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. A finalist in Narrative Magazine's 2012 30-Below Contest, Soto's writing also appears or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, fields, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Austin, TX, where he is an assistant editor for American Short Fiction and working on a novel.

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