Boston Globe editor leads nonfiction workshop

Jun 14, 2019
Rachel Slade

CAMDEN — On Saturday, July 20, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) presents a new nonfiction and personal essay workshop led by author and Boston Globe editor Rachel Slade. The workshop will teach writers how to wield an editor’s skill set to sharpen their self-evaluation skills, strengthen their writing and increase productivity.

In Slade’s “Think Like an Editor” workshop, attendees will learn how a professional editor approaches a submission by reading actual drafts of published short works and examining their evolution. The workshop will also explore concepts critical to successful nonfiction storytelling: reporting, voice, structure, analysis and pacing. In addition to practicing new editorial skills on another student’s work, attendees will complete exercises to practice applying these skills to their own work.

The workshop takes place at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., from noon to 5 p.m. Registration closes on July 15; advance registration is required. For more information, visit mainewriters.org.

Slade is the author of “Into the Raging Sea,” a New York Times notable book of 2018, and one of NPR’S best reads of the year. Slade was previously the executive editor at Boston magazine and is currently an editor at the Boston Globe. Her nonfiction magazine work, as both a writer and editor, has earned considerable national recognition, including more than a dozen City and Regional Magazine awards.

 

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