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  • Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation (Anchor Standard #4)

  • Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation (Anchor Standard #5)

  • Perceive and analyze artistic work (Anchor Standard #7)

  • Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work (Anchor Standard #8)

  • Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work (Anchor Standard #9)

Join Kelsey Ford, novelist and creator and director of Bookish in the ‘Burgh, for a Novel Revision course for teens. This three-session course will provide support and resources for teens who are currently revising novel-length work or plan to revise their novels in the future. The course is recommended for teens ages 13-18 who have written or are currently writing a novel-length piece. Participants can expect to gain new information and resources about revision and paths to publication. They will also have the opportunity to build relationships with other teen novelists.

In this hour-long Zoom workshop, teens ages 13-18 will learn and practice strategies for reading like a writer as well as how to give and receive useful feedback and critique to and from other writers and readers.

Session outline can be found here.

Materials Needed

  • Internet via computer, tablet, or phone to access Zoom

  • Platform to write and/or type, such as pen and paper, Microsoft Word, etc.

  • Access (printed, handwritten, or visible on computer screen) to an excerpt of their own novel – at least one scene or chapter

About Creator

Kelsey Ford
Kelsey Ford
Kelsey Ford (she/her) is an arts administrator, novelist, and teaching artist. She is the creator and director of Bookish in the ‘Burgh, Pittsburgh’s Teen Book Festival. Kelsey received her B.S. in Advertising & Public Relations from Florida Southern College and her M.A. in Arts Management from Bath Spa University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Library and Information Science at Simmons University. Named one of “13 Luminaries to Meet in 2020” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for her work with teens through Bookish in the ‘Burgh, Kelsey is committed to championing teen voices and stories through artistic literary programs.