Liz Prato

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WORKSHOPS

SPRING 2019

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SUBMIT TO LIT JOURNALS

LIKE A PRO

 
Manzanita, OR
Saturday, April 20
1:00-3:00 p.m.
 
Do you want to submit your stories, poems, and essays to literary journals, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve already submitted to a few places, but a handful of rejections has you doubting if you’re on the right track. This class will streamline and demystify the sometimes confusing submission process for you. We'll cover researching and targeting markets, formatting work, how to interact with editors, whether to enter contests, decoding vague rejections, and what happens when you get accepted. After this fun and information-packed class, you’ll be ready to charge the world of publishing. (Note: Not for book-length publishing). All levels welcome!
 
FEE:         $60* (includes handouts)
WHERE:  The Hoffman Center for the Arts
                   594 Laneda Avenue
                   Manzanita, OR
 
REGISTER:
https://hoffmanarts.org/events/writing-workshop-submitting/
                
 
 

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LIZ PRATO taught at the revered Attic Writers Workshop in Portland from 2008-2013. She has guest-taught/lectured at The Muse and the Marketplace in Boston, Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, The South Coast Writers Conference in Oregon, Write on the Sound in Washington, and Willamette Writers and Wordstock in Portland. In addition to guest-lecturing from coast-to-coast, Liz teaches 1-day workshops and short classes in Portland.

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Liz's most popular classes include:

 

PERFECT YOUR FIRST TWO  PAGES  
How to Keep Your Reader Reading

The first two pages of your story or essay determine whether an agent or editor keeps reading, or sends a rejection. Two pages – that’s all you have to grab their interest! But what makes them turn the page, or hit the “decline” button? Liz Prato will read the first two pages of your manuscript in class and evaluate what works, and what might send your piece to the recycling bin. The good news is, you won’t be left hanging. You’ll learn practical tools for sharpening the critical beginning of your piece, using published examples and classroom discussion. This fun and information-packed class is a rare opportunity to get an intimate look at what makes a piece stand out in the submission pile.

 

WRITING OUTSIDE THE BOX

All stories and essays are different, so it stands to reason they don’t all require the same structure. Maybe your story is best told through a document (like a birth certificate, or autopsy report), or a PowerPoint presentation, or another work of art, or an owner’s manual, or a series of recipes. In this class, we’ll break out of the standard box and have fun exploring the forms available for telling your best story. The essence of being an artist is exploring not just content, but also form, and this class helps you expand your imaginative boundaries.

 


 

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