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Revising Your Story in 3 Steps with Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Date(s): Mondays, September 7 - 21, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Arizona Time
Location:
Zoom
Type(s):
Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Novels, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction
Cost: $109

About the Class

You’ve completed a first draft of your short story or novel. Now what? Join Suyi Davies Okungbowa as he leads a workshop on actionable best practices to polish your draft and make it into the best story it can be. You’ll learn the concept of revision as re-seeing (and how it differs from editing), how to identify what needs to be revised, how to create a revision roadmap by envisioning your ideal story, and actionable ways to execute that roadmap. 

 

Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and horror inspired by his West-African origins. His highly-anticipated debut, the godpunk fantasy novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019), was hailed as “the subgenre’s platonic deific ideal.” His epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic, is forthcoming from Orbit in 2021. His shorter fiction and essays have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark and anthologies like Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Saga, 2020), A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books, 2018) and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction (Lightspeed/John Joseph Adams, 2017). He has taught writing at the University of Arizona (where he completes his MFA in fiction) as well as spoken and lectured at various venues in the US and beyond, including schools, conferences, conventions and other institutions. He lives between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona. He is on Twitter at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies everywhere else. Learn more at suyidavies.com.

About the Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/classes/about.