Have you ever sat with a draft of an essay or a chapter of a memoir in-progress and thought, “What now?” Or have you received feedback on a piece but can’t seem to find a way to re-enter your own story and implement your ideas? In this one-day intensive, we’ll focus on craft strategies for revising a work of nonfiction. You will bring a draft of an essay or a chapter of a memoir to work on. The goal of this class is for you to receive a revision toolkit that will energize and motivate you onto the best path forward for your work of nonfiction. We will talk about nonfiction revision tips and pitfalls, you will rework sections of your piece keeping craft elements in mind through guided prompts, and you will receive verbal feedback.
June 17th, 2023
Saturday, 2:00pm-4:30pm EST
Who should take this class?
Nonfiction writers interested in revision.
“I was always looking forward to this class, and I am sad it is over!I enjoyed the prompts, I enjoyed the discussions, and I enjoyed the community that Tyler did such a lovely job crafting. I feel like I have gained much more confidence in my writing.” - former student
“I’ve really seen myself grow in terms of ability to produce self reflective pieces; things like focusing on carnal details, allowing myself to be vulnerable, and experimenting with dialogue has helped expand my writing tool kit.” - former student
“Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring class. I really enjoyed it. My main goal was to jumpstart my writing again and set the goal to complete my memoir and begin the publishing phase. This class was the push I was looking for and needed.” - former student
"Tyler Mills exemplifies the best qualities in a teacher of poetry. She is a fountain of information about craft and innovation. She is an encourager, building her students confidence by highlighting their strengths. Beyond that, she is an astute editor that importantly, gives feedback that amplifies the poet’s unique voice. Her wise counsel about the business of poetry and getting published has been life changing for me." - former student
"Anything Tyler teaches, I am in—be it poetry, memoir, or lyrical essay. She provides the most engaging prompts, her lectures stimulate rich discussions, and her thoughtful feedback goes to the writing’s heart, setting the writer ready to move the poem or piece to the next level. In short, all of Tyler's workshops I have attended have been enriching beyond expectations." - former student
"This is one of the best workshops I’ve taken if judged by the creativity it sparked. It was refreshing to be in a group so serious (in a good way) about writing poetry." - former student