"In the most productive author-editor relationship, the editor, like a good dance partner who neither leads nor follows but anticipates and trusts, can help the writer find her way back into the work, can cajole another revision, contemplate the deeper themes, or supply the seamless transition, the telling detail." –Gillespie & Lerner
On Saturday, October 17th, twenty-two MWP/SMWP writers and guests gathered at Erskine Academy to celebrate "Writing Ourselves," the second in a series of workshops sponsored by the Maine Writing Project and Southern Maine Writing Project.
Editor and educator Anne Wood presented a daylong workshop on revision. From an intimate look at ground-breaking editor Max Perkins to practical revision activities for writers, the workshop featured time to write, space to chat, and material to consider. As always, writing project chat, good food, and laughter made this sunny Saturday even brighter.
Our next Writing Ourselves day will feature SMWP's own, Kate Kennedy. Stay tuned for this day on fiction writing in April 2010!
The mission of the Maine Writing Project and its sister site, the Southern Maine Writing Project, is to improve the teaching of writing and improve learning in Maine's schools. Through its professional development model, MWP and SMWP recognize the primary importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership.
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Professor Rich Kent
Director, Maine Writing Project University of Maine 324 Shibles Hall Orono, Maine 04469-5766