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All Levels | Often writers get so caught up in telling stories that they forget to look at the structural soundness of individual sentences. In this course, we will investigate how to make a sentence hum, the tautness of a line, and the shape of a paragraph. Weekly workshops of a work-in-progress will focus on micro-level editing and critique (i.e., how something is being said instead of what is being said). Students can expect significant instructor feedback on their polished 10-15 page submission.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction
Start Date: 02/01/2018
End Date: 03/08/2018
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Beth Slattery moved to Seattle after eighteen years of teaching creative writing and literature at Indiana University East. Since her relocation, she has been writing and editing. Beth is currently working on a collection of personal essays about her mid-life marriage to a Zimbabwean, a move from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, and a reluctant acceptance of the call to adventure. Her most recent publications appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and Southern Women’s Review. Beth’s recent editing work includes being a “beta” reader for an author with a multi-book publishing contract, content and copy editing of a personal essay collection, and providing comprehensive editing services on an edited academic volume that was later published by Oxford University Press. She has an M.A. in fiction writing from Miami University and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine—Stonecoast.