DATE CHANGE: Writing Life Workshop: The Editor Is In: An Interactive Seminar with Walter Bode (March 2 session)
THIS WORKSHOP HAS MOVED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 6. CLICK HERE TO OPEN THAT LISTING.
A second workshop takes place at the Library on May 18.
“These words in this order” is a surprisingly useful description of all writing and especially of good writing. An editor’s job is to help writers find the most effective words and make the best use of them. Attendees to this seminar will have an experienced editor look at their words and their arrangement and discuss how they can become more dynamic, more energetic, and more individual. Each session will focus on a few short pieces of writing submitted by the attendees and celebrate achievements, improve missteps, and explore possibilities. Editing is a conversation, and this meeting intends to be a lively, informative, and unpredictable exchange of ideas. All types of writing are invited.
You are not required to submit work to take the seminar.
Walter Bode has been in book publishing for three decades, both as an editor with publishing houses in New York and now independently. Books he has edited have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the Casey Award for Best Sports Book, the Lambda Award for Best Fiction, the Whitbread Award for Biography, and the Gold Dagger for Best Mystery Novel. He has learned something from every book he has edited.
The Writing Life events in 2023 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.