Revision with Clint McCown
April 1, 7:00 p.m.
Revision / Clint McCown
Whatever kind of material we’re trying to write— novels or short stories, poems or creative nonfiction, sci-fi or romance, fantasy or mystery— every project has one thing in common: the need for revision. Ezra Pound may have been right when he advised First thought, best thought, but that doesn’t mean the first way we choose to express that thought is the one we ought to be locked into. In this talk, I’ll touch on some of the various ways we can approach revising our work to make it the best expression of whatever vision we’re trying to communicate. Clint McCown is the only two-time recipient of the American Fiction Prize. His collected stories, Music or Hard Times, will be published in April 2021 by Press 53. He has published four novels and six volumes of poems including Total Balance Farm, and The Dictionary of Unspellable Noises: New & Selected Poems 1975-2018, published by Press 53. He has edited a number of literary journals, including the Beloit Fiction Journal, which he founded in 1984. He teaches in the MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the low-residency MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Your ticket purchases access to Clint's workshop and a copy of his collection, Music or Hard Times when it's published in April.
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