Upcoming Workshop


 A Workshop with Kevin Fisher-Paulson

Editing: Not with an Ax but a Trowel

WHEN      Saturday, March 25, 2023 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE   Napa Valley College, Community Room #1731

2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa

Join this popular weekly columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for an energetic session on the craft of writing. Editing is the stuff we love. The stuff we hate. We don’t want to throw away a single darling, and yet we want to be brilliant. We don’t want to throw it all out and start again. We want to be brilliant on the first pass.

A good author knows that editing is a necessary part of the process, and this workshop will teach you:

  • When to stop writing and start editing
  • How to edit yourself outside of the echo chamber
  • How to tuck away what you still love but no longer belongs in the piece
  • How to take it all apart, then put it back together
  • When to stop editing

Kevin’s memoir, A Song for Lost Angels, about the challenges he and his husband faced in adopting special needs children, was a finalist for both the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Independent Book Publishers award. His second book, How We Keep Spinning, is a collection of his SF Chronicle columns that highlight his beloved family stories. Kevin lives in the mysterious outer, outer, outer, outer Excelsior with two sons who have adopted him, two dogs who adore him, and a husband who endures him.

COST   $45 for members of the CWC, $55 for non-members, $25 for students

Space is limited.

For more info or to register by check, email lenorehirsch@att.net.
(Make check payable to Napa Valley Writers and mail to P.O. Box 5901, Napa, CA 94581)


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