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Workshop: Vision & Revision in Poetry & Prose
Sat, May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Writers often place a hard line between the acts of writing and revising. While the first is seen as an act of joyful inspiration, the second is generally viewed as drudging perspiration. In this workshop, through a series of innovative exercises and close readings of revision in the works of writers like Stephen King and Sylvia Plath, we’ll explore ways to integrate writing and revising with the goal of infusing both with joy and inspiration, as well as giving you a set of new techniques to take away with you.
With Jessica Jacobs.
Jessica Jacobs is the author of Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press), winner of the 2015 New Mexico Book Award in Poetry, an Over the Rainbow selection by the American Library Association, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Julie Suk Award, as well as In Whatever Light is Left to Us, a chapbook forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press. Jessica holds an M.F.A. from Purdue University, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of Sycamore Review, served as both a Visiting Assistant Professor and Writer-in-Residence at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and is now on faculty at Writing Workshops in Greece. She lives in Asheville, NC with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown.