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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

The Art of Feedback: A Crash Course in Workshopping

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  • $370.00 Non-Member
  • $355.00 Member

Class Description

In this class, we will spend six weeks honing our critical skills as readers and writers. We will learn how to turn empathetic, productive reading into specific, useful feedback for diverse texts and writers—and practice harnessing these skills to become our own best editors. Focusing on prose (both fiction and non-fiction), we will cover important elements of craft such as characterization, structure, pacing, and tension, and grow comfortable weighing on the socio-cultural contexts and implications of the works under discussion.

Through in-class exercises, homework assignments, and group workshops, we'll develop a keen understanding of how to generate and implement critical feedback, with a focus on productive revision and strengthening your own writing. Students will get an opportunity to bring in their own works-in-progress to be discussed.
Whether you'd like to be an all-star member of your workshop group or simply develop your capacity to read critically, you'll leave this class with a deeper understanding of how to give critiques and apply feedback in your own work as a writer, editor, teacher, or all of the above.

Please note: Class does not meet on Easter Sunday, April 21st.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!