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The Art of Revision: 6-Week Workshop

  • Flatiron Writers Room 5 Covington St Asheville, NC 28806 (map)

When you think you’re done writing that novel, you probably aren’t. Revision is integral to the novel-writing process and can transform a good draft into a great book.

This intensive 6-week course is for writers who have completed a draft of a novel and want guidance on revision in a supportive small group setting.


Enrollment is limited to eight students.


We’ll cover why and how to revise, covering the big-picture topics of point of view, character and conflict, structure, dialogue, and then devote the last class to a presentation by professional editor Tom Rash. Tom will instruct students on copy editing and polishing your manuscript for submission.

NOTE: A limited number of additional tickets will be available for Tom Rash’s May 14, 2019 editing class to writers NOT enrolled in the Novel Revision workshop.


Class meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm, April 9-May 14, 2019.


Catherine Campbell is an award-nominated fiction writer and essayist. Her work appears in The New York Times, The Millions, The Rumpus, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Writer’s Digest, McSweeney’s and elsewhere. She formerly taught creative writing and revision at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Master of Arts in Writing Program, and holds her BA in creative writing from UNC-Asheville and her MFA in Writing from Queens University.

Heather Newton’s novel, Under The Mercy Trees (HarperCollins 2011) won the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award, was chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as a “Great Group Reads” Selection and named an “Okra Pick” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. A practicing attorney, she has taught creative writing for UNC-Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program and the NC Writers Network and is the Program Manager for the Flatiron Writers Room.

Tom Rash is a professional editor, teacher, writer and documentarian. He has taught at AB Tech and elsewhere.

Earlier Event: March 27
2019 AWP Conference
Later Event: November 8
NC Writers Network Fall Conference