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Monday, August 31, 2015

Wilmoth Foreman Presents "Housekeeping" Revision Strategies


September 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Excel building at Rippavilla Plantation

Wilmoth Foreman will help us tackle basic "housekeeping" revision strategies. Foreman's very first critique when she began her MFA at Vermont College stressed several simplistic revision points that have served her well ever since, and she'll present a few at our LWC September 17 session.

Each writer will be creating a rough draft (maybe 10-15 minutes writing time); Foreman will then present a red flag to look for in the rough drafts and allow time for revision. After dealing with four or five ways to hone writings, we will have "true confession" feedback where writers will share problematic "ticks" they've discovered in their writing and read short before/after solutions. 

Wilmoth Marshall Foreman is a Columbia native. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College; is a teacher consultant of the West Tennessee Writing Project (affiliate of the National Writing Project); and is on the Tennessee Arts Commission’s roster of Artists in Education as a teacher of writing.

Her first novel, Summer of the Skunks, is on the 2005-06 Volunteer State Book Award Master Reading List; was selected as a 2004 Book of Note by the Tri State [Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey] Young Adult Review Committee; and was a 2006-07 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List Nominee.

Currently and for about 15 years, Wilmoth has written a weekly newspaper column for The Daily Herald in Columbia. A collection of several of those columns has been published recently. Like the column, that book is titled Somewhere Along the Way.

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