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Prose Revision Bootcamp
with Lauren Winner

Class Description

Drafting a book is hard work, but revision is where writers really hone their ideas and craft. This workshop focuses on that second step—longform prose revision. You’ve got a draft, or most of a draft, of your novel or memoir. Now how do you go about seeing what you’ve done on the page, and what you haven’t yet done? How do you write your way into the crevices of the manuscript? How do find the book’s truest, best shape? Lauren Winner will guide students to provide substantive critiques of each other's work and provide one-on-one feedback for student’s manuscripts. This workshop involves a significant time commitment and additional fee, so be sure to read the details carefully.
 

 

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Lauren F. Winner is the nonfiction editor for Image and author of numerous nonfiction books, including Wearing God, Still, Girl Meets God (which was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers program, the first book with faith as a central theme to be thus selected), A Word to Live By, and Mudhouse Sabbath. In October 2018, Yale University Press published her study, The Dangers of Christian Practice: On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Christian Century, Image, and Christianity Today. Her research has been supported by numerous institutions, including Monticello, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has served as a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. An Episcopal priest, Lauren is vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Louisburg, North Carolina, and she teaches at Duke Divinity School and in SPU's MFA program.

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