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Revision Retreat 2015 | August 15 – August 19, 2015 WAITLISTED

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list!

In this working retreat, Harold Underdown and editor Eileen Robinson will teach proven techniques for self-editing and revising and help writers try them out on their manuscripts. Mornings will be dedicated to revision techniques and afternoons to model critique groups, individual meetings, and writing time.

Participants will:

  • try out a variety of techniques for self-editing, from big picture revision down to line-editing;
  • explore ways to gain objectivity and more focused responses to manuscripts;
  • learn about reader response theory and how to use it to gain insights into a manuscript;
  • if interested, work together in a model critique group, formed at the retreat from students with similar interests, and led by the faculty, to critique one another’s manuscripts;
  • discover creative techniques, such as improvising new scenes or episodes as part of the revision process;
  • take part in group discussions and share favorite techniques; and
  • meet with an editor for individual consultations.

Faculty & Special Guests

"This retreat met my high expectations. I received honest, helpful feedback that will help me meet writing goals."—2014 attendee

"Thank you! I had an amazing wonderful experience!"—D. Florence, 2014 attendee