How to Write and Edit Your Micro Fiction

On Sunday, June 14, at 2 PM EDT, join VAWAA guest artist and Emmy winning New York based editor and writer Jayati to develop your creative writing and editing skills.

Jayati Vora has edited multiple award-winning stories in her 16-year career in Mumbai and New York. Her journalism experience has spanned travel, food, and culture reporting; editing columns; teaching journalism; as well as editing narrative feature stories and investigative articles. An investigation by Anna Cavell she commissioned and edited won an Emmy Award in 2019. The reporting found that in a dozen international adoptions from Uganda to the U.S., the children’s biological families had been tricked into signing away their parental rights or that the paperwork had been forged. Another story Vora edited, by Greg Palast, about the suppression of minority voting rights before the 2014 midterm elections, while she was a features editor at Al Jazeera America, won a Data Journalism Award and a Sidney Award.

During this 90-minute session, Jayati will guide you through two exercises: a creative writing exercise that will stimulate your imagination, and an editing exercise that will teach you how to sharpen your language. All writing is REwriting — meaning writing again or editing — and by the end of this session, you'll have an edited piece of micro fiction and the tools to go forth and edit your own work! Limited to 20 participants.

Joining us from a different time zone? Be sure to convert the time.

What you'll need

Pen and paper if you prefer analog. Laptop or iPad if you prefer digital. 

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. You'll receive an email with link and details to join a few hours before it begins.

Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward and would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with 3 new friends.