Portland Book Festival workshop: No Good, Very Bad, Horrible First Drafts

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Portland Book Festival workshop: No Good, Very Bad, Horrible First Drafts

$75.00

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Saturday, November 9, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Classroom C
Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)
$75.00 (tuition includes admission to the festival if purchased before Friday, November 9)
Instructor: Kristina Tate
Limited to 15 students

All writers write terrible first drafts. In Anne Lamott’s essay, “Shitty First Drafts” Lamott wisely tells us “This is how we end up with good second drafts and terrific third drafts.” We must not let the fear of writing badly prevent us from writing at all. In this workshop, we’ll work through the barriers between ourselves and our first drafts. We’ll write some bad ones, and discuss revision so that we can make them great. Students should come prepared with an idea for an essay; alternatively, prompts will be provided.   

Kristina Tate is a writer based in Portland. She has lived in Arizona, San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, New York City, Australia and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Narratively, Guernica, BOMB and others. She is currently working on a memoir and a novel.