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Line Editing for Prose Writers

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.

Instructor: Beth Slattery

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2018

Start Date: 02/01/2018

End Date: 03/08/2018

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Beth Slattery

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.

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