WRITERS JOINING THE FESTIVAL IN 2020

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Venise T. Berry
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All of Me: A Voluptuous Tale  - Fiction

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Colored Sugar Water  - Fiction

Driven: Reflections on Love, Career and the Pursuit of Happiness

- Non-fiction

Driven - Reflections on Love, Career and

Racialism and the Media: Black Jesus, Black Twitter, and the First Black American President - Black Studies and Critical Thinking

So Good, An African American Love Story 

- Fiction

The A to Z of African American Cinema

(with S. Torriano Berry)  - Non-fiction

So Good, An African American Love Story.
 

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Venise T. Berry

Venise T. Berry’s professional media career began in radio news but has expanded into teaching, media research, and criticism, as well as fiction, script, and nonfiction writing.

 

She is the author of three national bestselling novels, So Good, An African American Love Story (Dutton/Penguin, 1996), All of Me, A Voluptuous Tale  (Dutton/Penguin 2000), which received Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association in 2001, and Colored Sugar Water (Dutton/Penguin/Putnam 2002).

 

In 2001 she was recognized with an Iowa Author Award from the Public Library Foundation in Des Moines. Also In 2003, she received the Creative Contribution to Literature award from the Zora Neale Hurston Society. She has degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Texas-Austin.

 

This is Venise’s first Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “TRIAGE EDITING: Effective revision for new and established writers.”

Workshop for :

Venise T. Berry

TRIAGE EDITING: Effective revision for new and established writers

Editing makes your manuscript better, stronger, and more apt to be taken seriously by an agent, magazine or publisher.

 

One major reason that editing becomes a chore is because we try to do everything all at once. The “triage process” allows you to break up the practice of editing in order to identify and focus on one or two specific elements at a time.

 

In this Workshop we will complete several editing exercises focusing on areas such as layering, wording, visualizing, and structuring. Whether you are a new writer or an old pro, triage can help you more effectively tackle the ongoing process of editing and at the same time improve your writing skills. Handouts will be distributed.