SFU and the Thursdays Writing Collective present an editing workshop with writer Joanne Arnott
The workshop will be held in three sessions- Nov 3, 10, 17, 2009
Tuesdays 4pm-6pm in the third floor classroom at the Carnegie Community Centre.
Please sign up in office, limit: 20 people, residents of the Downtown Eastside given first dibs. Contact Elee at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Nov 3 – Common trip-ups in spelling and punctuation
Nov 10 – Copyediting: how to polish your work line by line
Nov 17 – Substantive editing: how to track the big ideas in a piece of writing
All writers need to polish their work, no matter how talented they are. This special three-week workshop will teach you how to identify and deal with soft spots in your work. Discover when to let go of your work and move on and how to approach all of these with a happy heart.
Participants will come away with an understanding of how to edit their own, and others’, work, and a wider sense of the sorts of requests editors might make in different publishing situations. Please bring questions, pen and paper.
Métis/mixed blood writer Joanne Arnott has published six books and a chapbook, including Mother Time & Steepy Mountain: love poetry and Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing. She won the Gerald Lampert Award for her first book, Wiles of Girlhood (Press Gang) and has been a literary performer and publishing poet since the mid-1980’s. She has published in the Carnegie Newsletter and co-edited the Four Sisters Housing Newsletter with Peter Chau. Joanne has given writing workshops across much of Canada, and in Australia. Mother to five sons and one daughter, all born at home, she lives with her four youngest children in Richmond.
Brought to you by SFU and the Thursdays Writing Collective