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“Micro: The Divine Detail” Editing Class with Elizabeth Koster

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Micro: The Divine Detail, a six-week editing class with Elizabeth Koster, November 29, 2023 – January 3, 2024. The class will be held online Wednesdays from 12 to 2 pm. Once you register and pay, you will be given instructions on how to join the class.

Vladimir Nabokov told his students: “Caress the detail, the divine detail.” In this class, through a combination of workshop and generative exercises, you will learn self-editing techniques to improve the musicality, specificity, and power of your (short) prose. Learn how to shape your stories, elevate your language, punctuate for emphasis, pare down sentences, and kill those darlings. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, you will come away with polished work and a greater sense of how to trust yourself and make your words sing.

Elizabeth Koster’s work has appeared in River TeethHobartLost Balloon, and The New York Times Modern Love column. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University and has taught creative writing in public schools, nonprofits, and a program for incarcerated women on Rikers Island.

To register for this class, e-mail To register online, visit Class fee is $140. Limited to ten students. Registration deadline is November 22.

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