R115. Teaching the Tenth Draft: Centring Revision in the Classroom

Room 006C, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am

 

As writers, we know that revision is 90% of our job. So why isn’t revision 90% of the workshop? It’s all too easy to prioritize new writing over seeing the same piece again and again. We take the "revision as afterthought" model down to the studs and rebuild a robust, integrated approach to revision. Hear from writers across multiple genres about what works and what doesn’t, and how centring revision is actually a radical revisioning of what it means to teach writing.


Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Event_Outline.docx

Participants

Moderator:

Annabel Lyon is the author of seven books, most recently The Sweet Girl and Imagining Ancient Women. Her previous novel, The Golden Mean, was a Canadian bestseller and was published in fourteen languages. She teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

John Vigna’s first book of fiction, Bull Head, was selected by Quill & Quire as an editor’s pick of the year and was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Named one of 10 writers to watch by CBC Books, John is a fiction instructor and pedagogy chair in the UBC creative writing program.

Eleanor Panno is a writer and student focused on magic realism and grey areas in relationships. She has a BFA in creative writing and will begin her graduate studies at Columbia University in 2019.

Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His books are This Wound Is a World, winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, NDN Coping Mechanisms, and A History of My Brief Body. 

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March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center

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