The mark of a highly trained writer isn’t just in the beauty of their prose—it’s in the ability to edit their own work. And one of the best ways to learn how to edit your own work is to provide feedback on the works of others. Critique groups, reading partners, beta-readers—these are the partnerships that make the writer.
In this class, we’ll explore how to give professional critique that serves the work rather than the critiquer, how to offer constructive criticism in a respectful manner, how to find and create these partnerships in your own sphere, and most importantly, we’ll read and critique each other’s work! We will focus on the etiquette of critique for our first week; all following sessions will require students to participate in critique with their peers. So come ready to share your work!
Lisa Bubert is a writer based in Nashville, Tennessee and a staff member at The Porch. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Puerto del Sol, Washington Square Review, Carolina Quarterly, Natural Bridge and more. She has been nominated for a Pushcart and for Best Small Fictions 2020. She is also a children's librarian with over a decade of experience bringing picturebooks to life through story time.
Lisa Bubert's "The Business of Writing" was perhaps one of the most informative writing classes I've had. Beyond the business aspect, her knowledge of literature and writing technique is impressive.
I really appreciate Lisa's willingness to share of knowledge & experience. I left her workshop with a wealth of information & resources.
Five Stars! She is an incredible teacher.