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REFUSE TO BE DONE: Rewriting and Revision at Every Stage with Matt Bell
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 22, 7 – 9 p.m. EST
Online | Register to receive link | Registration: $85
Shake up your writing with practical strategies in this interactive workshop.
In this interactive workshop, novelist Matt Bell details a practical and straightforward approach to writing fiction, focusing on specific tactics for generating a strong first draft of a novel, including creating compelling characters and structuring a fine-tuned plot, and for polishing your final manuscript to prepare it for submission and publication. Drawing from the strategies detailed in his craft book Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts, Bell will offer an abundance of strategies to help motivate you and shake up your drafting and your revisions, all focused on practical steps you can take to strengthen both your practice and your novel. Come curious and bring your questions! The workshop will conclude with a revision exercise and discussion, so please bring around ten pages of your prose-in-progress, from a novel, a short story, or a nonfiction project.
Registration includes a copy of Matt Bell’s book, Refuse to Be Done. Please provide a mailing address during checkout to receive your copy of Refuse to Be Done.
Matt Bell is the author most recently of the craft book Refuse to Be Done and the novels Appleseed (a New York Times Notable Book of 2021), Scrapper (a Michigan Notable Book), and In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods (a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award). His stories have appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Esquire, Tin House, Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, Gulf Coast, and many other publications. A native of Michigan, he now teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.
Scholarships Available for MDC Students
Miami Book Fair is offering two (2) full-tuition scholarships for MDC students interested in attending the above-listed creative writing workshop. Applicants must be currently-enrolled, (full time or part time) degree-seeking Miami Dade College students with a demonstrated financial need.
To Apply for a Scholarship: Please send an email to Marci Cancio-Bello, Miami Book Fair programs coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The message must include your contact information, the title of the workshop you’d like to take, a short statement of financial need, your MDC class schedule, and a writing sample. First-time writers who lack a writing sample should submit a statement explaining their interest in the workshop.