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You wrote something. So now what? The most indispensable tool in writing is editing. Every draft is an opportunity to reimagine, experiment, and learn. In this workshop, we will closely read and consider our works-in-progress. There will be no prescriptions or quick fixes. As a group, we’ll examine the engines and heartbeats of each piece, and discuss strategies for discovering its “best self.” Students will learn to develop their “editor’s brain” and find new ways to challenge themselves.
This class is for poetry & short prose (flash fiction or micro essays, 800 words max).
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose, Visiting
Term: Spring 2019
Start Date: 04/03/2019
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize. Her second collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in February 2017. Morgan received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, as well as anthologized in Why I Am Not A Painter (Argos Books), The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and Best American Poetry 2016. Winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize and a Cave Canem graduate fellow, Morgan lives with her dog Braeburn in Brooklyn, NY. She works as an Editor for Little A and Day One. She also teaches creative writing and co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico. With poetAngel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She is a Sagittarius.