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How a Draft Becomes a Novel

February 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Hannah Barnaby
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Okay, so you made it through NaNoWriMo and now you’ve got . . . something that sort of resembles a novel. Congratulations! And now what? REVISION. It’s a word that often inspires fear, but it shouldn’t. The art of revision is taking the raw material of a draft and shaping it into something more polished after looking at your story critically and objectively and recognizing what belongs and what doesn’t. In this seminar Novelist Hannah Barnaby will lead a variety of exercises that will help writers deconstruct and diagnose problems in their manuscripts and select from a buffet-style menu of choices that can be made during the revision process.

Hannah Barnaby is a former editor whose first novel, Wonder Show, was a 2013 Morris Award Finalist. She holds an MA from Simmons College and an MFA from Vermont College, and she was the inaugural Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library. Hannah lives in Charlottesville with her husband and three children, and her second novel will be published in 2016 by Knopf.

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February 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hannah Barnaby


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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