Winter 2018: How To Be Your Own Best Editor


Winter 2018: How To Be Your Own Best Editor


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Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Natalie Serber
for writers at all levels with at least one draft of a story or essay
Limited to 12 students

Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

You’ve finished a draft. Now what? In this one-day workshop we will discuss the best strategies for making your work shine. Bring your project—a story, novel excerpt, or essay—to class and we’ll make a revision plan to suit you and your work.

Natalie Serber is the author of the story collection Shout Her Lovely Name (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a summer reading pick from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Books of the Pacific Northwest and an Indie Next Pick. Her memoir, Community Chest, was published by Two Sylvias Press. Her fiction has appeared in The Bellingham Review, Gulf Coast, Inkwell, Hunger Mountain. Essays and reviews have appeared in, The New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, Salon, The Rumpus, The Oregonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Fourth Genre, and Hunger Mountain. 

Previous students say:
“Natalie is a suberb teacher and facilitator”
“Natalie was very enthusiastic, supportive and constructive with her comments”

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at with your name, contact information, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.