Revision Strategies for Novel Writers:
From Line Edits to Queries
with Jennifer Caloyeras
You’ve written a draft of your novel. Now what? Come learn about revision strategies from young adult novelist and short fiction writer,Jennifer Caloyeras (and former Annenberg artist-in-residence). She will guide you through the revision process from line edits to global aspects of your writing as well as answer questions about the next steps in the writing process: querying agents and how to know when your work is ready. Participants will leave with a roadmap to revising their novel drafts.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jennifer Caloyeras is a novelist and short fiction writer living in Los Angeles. She holds a BA In English from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a MA in English Literature from California State University Los Angeles and a MFA in creative writing through the University of British Columbia. She is the author of two young adult novels: Strays (2015) and Urban Falcon (2009). Her short stories have been published in Monday Night Literary,Wilde Magazine, Storm Cellar and Booth. She has been a college instructor, elementary school teacher and camp counselor. She was the dog columnist for the Los Feliz Ledger and the Larchmont Ledger from 2006 until 2016. Jennifer served as the writer-in-residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House from January to March, 2016. Jennifer currently teaches creative writing at the UCLA Writer's Extension Program.
Her first short fiction collection, Unruly Creatures, will be published by West Virginia University Press in the fall of 2017.
Date: May 20, 2017, Saturday
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Venue: 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Camera Obscura)
*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members.
*Non-members pay the full amount.
*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the author's book STRAYS.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sometimes, life becomes unleashed.
Sixteen-year-old Iris Moody has a problem controlling her temper, but then, she has a lot to be angry about. Dead mother. Workaholic father. Dumped by her boyfriend. Failing English.
When a note in Iris's journal is mistaken as a threat against her English teacher, she finds herself in trouble not only with school authorities but with the law.
In addition to summer school, dog-phobic Iris is sentenced to an entire summer of community service, rehabilitating troubled dogs. Iris believes she is nothing like Roman, the three-legged pit bull who is struggling to overcome his own dark past, not to mention the other humans in the program. But when Roman's life is on the line, Iris learns that counting on the help of others may be the only way to save him.