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Polished and Published: Critique and Revision (online seminar series)

February 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Liza Nash Taylor

Instructor: Liza Nash Taylor
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturdays, 2/4/23 and 2/11/23 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EST

Do you have a short story, memoir, or novel in the works?

If publication is your goal, your work needs polish. How do you know when it’s shiny enough to send out?

Historical Novelist Liza Nash Taylor will lead a seminar for writers of all genres and levels. We’ll explore resources for refining and revising stories and manuscripts on your own, and we’ll have two lightning round peer critiques of one page of your work.

Before we meet, you’ll send in one page of your WIP (note-sharing is not mandatory). Through interactive feedback we’ll gain insight into our own work and learn from fellow writers. Using critique guidelines, we’ll discuss what works and what might work better. Our second meeting will include another lightning round to share revisions, or a new page.

In addition, we’ll discuss practical methods for copy editing and formatting your work before you submit it.

In a bonus optional session (30 minutes), Liza will answer your questions about the traditional publication experience, submitting to literary magazines and contests, finding and querying literary agents, and how to keep track of it all. Self-publishing won’t be covered.

Liza Nash Taylor is the author of two recent and forthcoming historical novels from Blackstone Publishing. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and was named a Hawthornden International Fellow for 2018. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Microchondria II (a flash anthology published by the Harvard Bookstore), Bluestem Magazine, Rum Punch Press, The Copperfield ReviewSeven Hills Review, Gargoyle Magazine #66Deep South Magazine and others, and is forthcoming in The Four Elements Anthology of Short Fiction1932 Quarterly and Loch Raven Review. One of her short stories won the San Miguel Writer’s Conference Fiction Prize in 2016.  Learn more at lizanashtaylor.com.

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February 4, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Liza Nash Taylor