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January Book Club Meeting: The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself by Susan Bell
January 13, 2021 5:15pm-6:15pm
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The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself by Susan Bell

Bell, a veteran book editor, offers strategic tips and exercises for self-editing and a series of remarkable interviews, taking us into the studios of successful authors. The Artful Edit inspires readers to think about both the discipline and the creativity of editing and how it can enhance their work. Photographer Doug DuBois recommended this book as a guide for editing a body of work (see below).

“Editing can be an exhausting process, but it’s as critical for a photographer as it is for filmmakers and writers. Some of the best guides for editing come from both… Susan Bell’s The Artful Edit (it has an insightful account of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s working relationship with his editor Maxwell Perkins as well as a very useful anecdote about Bell’s husband, Mitch Epstein, struggling with editing for an exhibition). – Doug DuBois as quoted in Photo Work: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice

RSVP deadline is January 10th, 11:59 pm EST. Zoom information for the online meeting will be sent to attendees on January 12th.

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