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The Practice of Slow Writing [Ann Hedreen]

Intermediate | “The best writing grows by accretion, over time,” writes Louise DeSalvo. “Learn to be patient in the presence of your thoughts,” advises Verlyn Klinkenborg. We’ll look at examples by writers such as Nadia Owusu, Maggie O’Farrell, and James McBride who allow their writing to grow slowly from base layers to the rich ground of scene and reflection to final polishing. There will be in-class writing prompts, suggested at-home writing, and optional sharing.