Don’t kill your literary darlings. Resurrect and revise them. Get tickets here. Workshop Description: You have a draft but it’s not quite working. So you revise. But find yourself in an unproductive loop. Taking out a word. Adding it back in. Changing some language here and there. Face it. You’re revising nothing. You’re line editing. And your draft needs something more drastic. It needs to be re-seen. Revision means to see again. This workshop will offer different techniques to help you revamp duds and diamonds in the rough. We will be looking at some before and after examples then applying approaches to a draft you bring to the workshop. It’s easier to kill your darlings if you know how to resurrect them.
About: Michael Montlack is author of two books of poetry–most recently Daddy (NYQ Books, 2020)–and editor of the Lambda Finalist essay anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them (University of Wisconsin Press). Recently he has been published inNorth American Review, Prairie Schooner, Cincinnati Review, The Offing, and Kenyon Review. In 2020 two of his poems were nominated for Pushcart Prizes and another was a finalist for Best of the Net. He lives in NYC.