Writers Working - Revision
Monday, February 5 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn to revise your work with Dr. Emily Carr.
This seminar is open to writes in all genres. Participants should bring a 10-page or 5-poem excerpt from a
work-in-progress. Author Chris Offut likens revision to surgery without anesthesia. How do you achieve the
ruthless objectivity to get past the first draft? How do you know when an essay or a story or a poem is
finished? What about long-form projects?
Dr. Emily Carr has said she "writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes ... called
divorce poems." She has lived all over the world and is the author of several collections and chapbooks of
poems. She earned an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and a doctorate in
ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. She is the program director of the low-residency MFA in creative
writing at Oregon State University-Cascades.