Winter Craft Intensive: Meredith TalusanWorkshops
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Control and Abandon in Any Genre with Meredith Talusan
Saturday, February 25th
8 AM – 11 AM PST/ 11 AM – 2 PM EST
Any piece of effective writing must be written with enough abandon so words on the page feel alive, yet with enough control so that the work feels well-considered. This craft seminar will take participants through a series of exercises designed to promote greater spontaneity in their writing, then another set that allows writers to make controlled decisions as they refine their work. The hope is that by intensive’s end, participants will have not only started pieces they’re excited about, but also gained a clearer sense of how they can refine the elements of control and abandon in their writing process.
BIO: Meredith Talusan (she/they) is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Fairest from Viking/Penguin Random House, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. She has also contributed to many books and her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Nation, WIRED, SELF, and Condé Nast Traveler, among other publications. Her fiction is also published or forthcoming in Guernica, Boston Review, Epoch,The Rumpus, Grand, Catapult, and BLR. She has received awards from GLAAD, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. She is also the founding executive editor of them, Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ digital platform, where she is currently contributing editor.