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How I Revise: Nonfiction with Athena Dixon

July 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - September 25, 2023 @ 8:30 pm


It’s hard to know when an essay is done. Harder yet is knowing that an essay is not done, but having little idea how to finish it, how to fix it, or how to make it sing.

In this intimate, two-part revision workshop, author Athena Dixon will lead a 90-min class in which she’ll share her revision philosophy and walk students through the editorial moves she makes when working on her own nonfiction. In addition to the class, each student will also receive a 20-minute, one-on-one manuscript consultation with Athena Dixon (up to 5,000 words). She’ll read student work closely and provide ideas on how to push the writing toward completion and prepare it for publication.

Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Athena Dixon is a poet, essayist, and editor. She is the author of The Loneliness Files (forthcoming from Tin House Books in October 2023) and The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Split/Lip Press 2020). Her work is also included in the anthology The Breakbeat Poets Vol.2: Black Girl Magic and her craft work appears in Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction. Athena is an alumni of V.O.N.A., Callaloo, and Tin House and has received a prose fellowship from The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and a Second Book Residency from Tin House. She writes, edits, and resides in Philadelphia.


July 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
September 25, 2023 @ 8:30 pm


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