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San Gabriel Valley Women Writers Meeting

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge (map)


SGVWW November Meeting: A Workshop on Revision

Please join us on Saturday morning, November 16, at 10 am, for our monthly San Gabriel Valley Women Writers meeting. We're excited to welcome Katharine Coldiron Mason, who will teach us strategies for revision!

Revising IS writing, some experts say, but the process is hardly intuitive. Good revision is a skill, not a talent, and transforming a draft from mediocre to magnificent takes time, patience, and a trained eye. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to cut the excess verbiage out of a draft, how to know when to stop revising, and how not to be overwhelmed by rough first drafts. We’ll workshop some paragraphs in real time to show how it’s done, and examine samples of before-and-after work. It's the perfect month for it, since NaNoWriMo will be in full swing! Handouts will be provided. See you there!

Katharine Coldiron's work has appeared in Ms., the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Kenyon Review, NPR, and many other places. She is the book reviews editor at Barrelhouse. Coldiron earned an MA in creative writing in 2017 and professionally reviewed more than 70 books in 2018. Her novella, CEREMONIALS, is forthcoming from Kernpunkt Press in 2020. Find her at or on Twitter @ferrifrigida.

SGVWW meets monthly, usually on the third Saturdays, to network and learn about a different topic related to writing and publishing. We meet at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse at 10 a.m. (It's a wonderful bookstore, so please make time to look around!) Please come early so you can get breakfast before starting time, and RSVP here so we can save you a seat.

Please, only RSVP Yes if you are committed to coming, and then make every effort to attend. Thank you.

See you on November 16!

San Gabriel Valley Women Writers (SGVWW) is a supportive and knowledgable community of women-identified and gender non-binary writers focused on helping each other further our writing goals. We meet in-person monthly, usually on the third Saturdays, to network and learn about a different topic related to writing and publishing. Our monthly talks are hosted by a variety of professionals and cover everything from tax laws to building a writer's website, from finding an agent and pitching publications to creating compelling characters and writing strong dialogue. Writers of all types are welcome: journalists, fiction and non-fiction authors, novelists, poets, bloggers, professional and amateur, etc. We also meet online in our Facebook group. Join us!    

Later Event: November 17
Moonday Poetry Series