The Joy of Revision: See Your Work Anew
with Katherine E. Kottaras
“Never think of revising as fixing something that is wrong...Rather think of it as an opportunity to improve something you already love.”
-Marion Dane Bauer
Do you have a work-in-progress that's been sitting in a drawer (or a laptop file) that misses you? Maybe you know that WIP needs work, but something's keeping you from diving back in. Maybe that something is...fear? Step by step, and with tools in hand, we will step away from fear and reopen those files. We'll ask the important questions and re-engage with the important work of revising our WIPs so that we can reignite our creativity and lean back into the joy of writing.
Please bring the following materials:
1. Writing implements - notebook and pen/laptop
2. Chapter you would like to work on/revise
NOTE: This workshop will be hosted over Zoom. Attendees will receive the link once they register for this event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
KATHERINE E. KOTTARAS
Katherine is a contemplative writer and holistic teacher.Katherine is the author of the critically-acclaimed YA contemporary novels, HOW TO BE BRAVE (2015) and THE BEST POSSIBLE ANSWER (2016), both from St. Martin’s Press/Griffin Teen. She is also the writer, voice, and co-creator of Yoga with Eleonora on PillowFortTV and the co-writer with Vanitha Swaminathan of the forthcoming picture book, A RAINBOW INSIDE MY BODY, illustrated by Holly Hatam (Viking 2024).
Katherine holds an M.A. in English and an M.S. in Kinesiology with a focus on Integrative Wellness. She has worked at the middle, high school, and community college levels for over two decades. She is also a yoga teacher, personal trainer, and health coach while also living with invisible illnesses and neurodivergence, and as such, she is passionate about mindfulness, bodily self-determination, and health equity. As the queer daughter of an immigrant, Katherine believes that holistic and inclusive approaches to expression, healing, and growth should be accessible to all.
Check out Katherine’s new series, Yoga with Eleonora on YouTube, which helps kids of all ages calm their minds and bodies so they can respond to and communicate their feelings in healthy ways.
Learn more about her YA books here: https://www.katherinekottaras.com/writing.html