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Seeing Again: Digging Deeper for Revision

  • Dates: February 29, 2020
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 12:30 PM
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Admission: $65 Members | $75 General Public | Scholarships Available
  • Location: Writers & Books
  • Address: 740 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
  • Web Site: https://wab.org/

Anais Salibian
 

Deadline to register: February 21, 11:59 pm

Once you have an initial draft, editing is not the next step. Discovering a new vision is. "Beneath the external justifications for writing are secret internal motivations, and beneath these are subconscious impulses and great, pulsing mysteries we sense but cannot say. These appear in our writing's inner story...that current of emotion and thought that moves in and through the plot." (Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, Living Revision)

 In this workshop, we will undertake a series of writing exercises designed to allow us to see more deeply into our material to find its true shape and meaning. We'll ask questions that invite uncovering what is trying to emerge from our writing and what may be getting in our way. In the process, revision will change from a daunting chore to a deeply engaging and heart-opening exploration.

 Once you have an initial draft, editing is not the next step. Discovering a new vision is. We’ll undertake a series of writing exercises designed to allow us to see more deeply into our material to find its true shape and meaning. We'll ask questions that invite uncovering what is trying to emerge from our writing and what may be getting in our way. In the process, revision will change from a daunting chore to a deeply engaging and heart-opening exploration.

Recommended Bibliography:

Living Revision: A Writer's Craft as Spiritual Practice by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew