Unlock the hidden superpowers of revision with Steve Almond in this freewheeling and intensive workshop, and learn the secrets to moving from free writes to publication.

Aug 26, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: $1495
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 10

This workshop is intended as an advanced version of the Writing into Deep Truth workshop, which can be taken the week before this workshop. The goal will be to revise the pieces generated in our first week together. This sounds straightforward, but the essence of revision requires students to step back from their role as writers, and from the work they’ve produced in the heat of the moment, and to reflect on the passages where they need to slow down and press deeper into the emotion and meaning of the experiences they’re documenting. 

This requires students to work the muscles of their own critical faculties, to assess the decisions they’re making on the page, without questioning their talent, or their right to tell the story. 

The aim is to help writers develop pieces through second and even third drafts, whether for book projects or publication. [Note: this class works for writers who have taken Writing into Deep Truth in previous years, but also for writers who simply want to learn how to get better at revision.]

There are no prerequisites here, only a fervent desire to get better as writers amid a safe, supportive, and candid community of writers.



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Instructor: Steve Almond

Learn more about Maine Media's Steve Almond. Steve Almond is the author of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His novel All the Secrets of the World was published in Spring. He is the recipient of an NEA grant for 2022. His short fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, and Best American Mysteries. His essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. Almond teaches at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and Wesleyan University and lives outside Boston with his family, his debt, and considerable anxiety.