Antonya Nelson is the author of four novels, including Bound (Bloomsbury, 2010) and six short story collections, including Nothing Right (Bloomsbury, 2009). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories: the O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. She is the recipient of a USA Artists Award in 2009, the 2003 Rea Award for Short Fiction, as well as NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships, and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program, as well as in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. She lives in Telluride, Colorado, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Houston, Texas.
Workshop: Revising Short Fiction
This workshop will encourage students to create a short story based on a "real life" experience via revisional strategies. The thing that no one taught me in grad school was how many times a piece of fiction needs to be reviewed, reconsidered, revisited before it becomes a polished piece of work. I hope this workshop will serve as a quick yet useful immersion in the process of revision.
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