Unearthing the Deeper Story: A Revision Workshop (with Arya Samuelson) - ONLINE
Do you have a book, story, poem, or writing project that has been gathering dust? Do you have pages of material you're not quite sure how to cohere into a larger project? Are you continually asking yourself: "Now what?" In this 3-hour workshop, we'll breathe new life into your work using transformative revision practices. We'll explore how to unearth the deeper story beneath the surface, guiding your writing towards its fullest, most potent expression. Participants will bring in up to 5 pages of writing and will receive supportive and insightful reflections from the group as we go along. You can expect to emerge with new ideas and fresh perspective on your story, a restored sense of excitement, and a multitude of revision practices to become your own best editor. For serious writers of all levels and genres. Limited to 12 writers.
WHEN: 3 Hours: Saturday, May 21 (1 - 4pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference (live)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
ARYA SAMUELSON is the winner of the CutBank’s 2019 Montana Prize in Non-Fiction, awarded by Cheryl Strayed. Her work has also been published in Columbia Journal, New Delta Review, Entropy, and The Millions. She is a proud graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program from Mills College and has been studying at Lidia Yuknavitch’s school of Corporeal Writing since 2017. She teaches with LitReactor, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and through her own teaching series, Writing as Ritual. Arya writes across all genres and is currently working on a novel.
WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS SAY
- "I LOVED this workshop...Arya is such an awesome instructor and...offered such great tips and feedback that I am so excited to carry into my editing practice. I would 1000% recommend it to any writer. I never would have thought editing could also be generative. I feel like I’ve learned so much in just 3 hours. Wonderful!" - Tianna J.
- "Arya's contagious enthusiasm and encouragement made everyone feel safe and ready to share. Her [prompts] brought me into surprising territory...Thank you for the inspiring workshop!" - Anne M.
- "Arya created a welcoming and inclusive environment that fostered some excellent discussion. Her exercises were very generative and applicable to future pieces of work." - Carmen C.
RECEIVING THE ZOOM LINK: For one-day workshops, we send out the link to attend the Zoom session 1 - 2 days before the event, via email. For multi-week workshops, you should receive info and the link about 3 - 5 days before. Please mark your calendars when you first register and look for our emails. If you don't see the email in your inbox on the day before the class, please check your spam and junk mail folders (and search all folders) for an email from email@example.com before contacting us. We have found that very often our emails end up in those folders. This is based on your own email settings, and you can prevent this by adding our email as a contact.
ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via Zoom video conference. All you need is a laptop, computer, or phone with functioning audio and a webcam. Those who RSVP receive directions and a link to "join" the session via email (please see above note about receiving the Zoom link). All online instructors will log on to the video conference a few minutes before the start of the session, so please plan to log on early if you'd like assistance! We'll do everything in our power to help you get comfortable with the Zoom format, though we are not able to offer technical assistance beyond basic Zoom orientation.
REFUND & CREDIT POLICIES AT PVWW
If you withdraw from a workshop ten days or more before the start of the class: You'll receive full credit toward another workshop OR a full refund. If you withdraw from a workshop nine days before the start of the class up until 48 hours before: You'll receive a refund minus 20%. If you withdraw from a workshop less than 48 hours before the start of a class or after the class has begun: We are not able to offer you credit toward another class or any refund, unless in the case of a medical emergency, or if we are able to fill your spot. If you are absent on the day of your workshop or miss it for any reason, we are unable to offer any kind of refund. If we have to cancel a class for any reason, you will receive a full refund, or if you choose, credit in the amount of your payment, to be used for any future PVWW class. Anyone who does not specify whether they would like a refund or a credit for a cancelled class will automatically be refunded. Please contact Joy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for all matters concerning credit and refunds.