The Power of Pruning: Editing Prose & Poetry, a Working Workshop

  • 11 Aug 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, NC 27889


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The Power of Pruning: Beyond Editing 

Prose & Poetry

August 11, 2018, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Turnage Theatre

150 W. Main St., Washington, NC 27889

Workshop registration fee:

$15 for members 

$20 for non-members

$25 to register at the door

Malaika King Albrecht

Currently serving as the inaugural Heart of Pamlico Poet Laureate


This will be a working workshop, so bring 3 pages of prose or 3 poems, a red pen, scissors, a box of kleenex, & a sense of humor

It's been said to write with fire and edit with ice. The passion we have for an idea while writing is necessary and part of what makes writing so fulfilling in the moment. However, if we begin to edit too soon, we can't see our words with fresh eyes or listen with fresh ears. We need a certain distance to truly revise. Going beyond the simple edits for grammar, punctuation, and spelling, we can move into a way of making our good work even better. As poet Kim Addonizio suggests, it' a “re-visioning of the poem's potential and strategies it has used so far.”

  • the difference between editing and revising
  • tips for editing & revision
  • work-shopping time 

Ms. Albrecht is the author of three poetry books. Her most recent book What the Trapeze Artist Trusts (Press 53) won honorable mention in the Oscar Arnold Young Award and was a finalist in 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her poems have been published in many literary magazines and anthologies and nominated for Pushcarts. Her poems have won awards in several contests, including at Poetry Southeast, the North Carolina Poetry Council, Salem College and Press 53. 

She is also the founding editor of Redheaded Stepchild, an online magazine that only accepts poems that have been rejected elsewhere. 

And lives in Ayden, N.C. with her family and is the executive director of Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program.

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Looking forward to seeing all of you Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Turnage Threatre.


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