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Sunday, April 7 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10B: Releasing Yourself from the Clutches of the Green-Eyed Monster: Dealing with Envy in the Writing World
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Whether you're just beginning as a writer or have published widely, it may seem that everyone else is getting what you want or think you deserve. As writers, we can feel jealous when writers we know—or sometimes don’t know—publish work, sign book contracts, win awards, and receive praise. These feelings of jealousy can potentially derail us and prevent us from fully engaging with our own work. In this workshop, we’ll lead participants in a discussion about writer envy as well as share tips for how we can release ourselves from the clutches of the green-eyed monster. We’ll talk about ways to turn jealous energy into something that can help us thrive AND help us celebrate the successes of others. We’ll incorporate a short exercise in self-reflection and make space for other people to share their stories about what has helped them deal with writer envy.

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Patrice Gopo

Patrice Gopo is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, and she was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and other publications, including Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Full Grown People, and online in The New York Times... Read More →
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Grace Talusan

Grace Talusan is a writer and writing teacher. As a child, she immigrated to the United States from the Philippines with her parents. She has published essays, longform journalism, fiction and book reviews in Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, The Rumpus... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
Gloucester Room - 4th Floor