Unearthing the Deeper Story: A Revision Workshop, with Arya Samuelson
Do you have a book, story, poem, or writing project that has been gathering dust? Do you have pages of material you’re not quite sure how to cohere into a larger project? Are you continually asking yourself: “Now what?” In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll breathe new life into your work using transformative revision practices. We’ll explore how to unearth the deeper story beneath the surface, guiding your writing towards its fullest, most potent expression. Participants will bring in up to 5 pages of writing and will receive supportive and insightful reflections from the group as we go along. You can expect to emerge with new ideas and fresh perspectives on your story, a restored sense of excitement, and a multitude of revision practices to become your own best editor. This class is open to all genres.
Saturday, January 14th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST ($75)
Arya Samuelson is the winner of the CutBank’s 2019 Montana Prize in Non-Fiction, awarded by Cheryl Strayed. Her work has also been published or is forthcoming in Bellevue Literary Review, Columbia Journal, New Delta Review, Entropy, The Millions, The Manifest-Station, and elsewhere. She is a proud graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program from Mills College and has been studying at Lidia Yuknavitch’s school of Corporeal Writing since 2017. She teaches with LitReactor, Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop, and through her own teaching series, Writing as Ritual. Arya writes across all genres and is currently working on a novel. Her website is www.aryasamuelson.com.