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Seminar: Edit Your Manuscript


Instructor: Jay Kauffmann
Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members
Saturdays, June 9, 2012 | 9:00am-1:00pm

For Fiction and Nonfiction writers, this seminar will teach you the tools and techniques of editing, focusing on line editing, refining your prose, and preparing your manuscript for submission. We will consider the art of prose, the importance of sound, and how to construct a paragraph (in particular, a compelling opening paragraph). We will learn to write clear, rhythmic sentences—seeking a balance between lyricism and efficiency—while remaining faithful to your voice. There will be in-class exercises and readings.

Jay Kauffmann holds an MFA from Vermont College and has taught at Randolph College, Vermont College, and Göteborgs Stadsbibliotek. Nominee for Best New American Voices 2009 and the 2010 Pushcart Prize, he has new work out in Storyglossia, The Writer’s Chronicle, Lumina, upstreet, and Mid-American Review.

Meet the Instructor: Jay Kauffmann

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