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Techniques to Write like Never Before in an Overwhelming World
March 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CSTFree
Zoom Author Talk and Q&A with Award-winning Author and Writing Coach Jen Knox
Free & Open to the Public
In a world where a global pandemic, bigotry, violence, mental illness and financial uncertainty are the daily headlines, literary and artistic voices are needed more than ever. We are ready for a collective Renaissance, and to get there, we need to continue to innovate and create like never before. Meanwhile, many writers feel blocked or overwhelmed by global events. This talk will cover the necessity of writing personally and communally, and Jen will discuss meditative techniques to support us to break creative blocks that come from overwhelm in order to find deeper emotional resonance in our writing.
Jen Knox is an educator and storyteller who teaches writing, leadership, and meditation. Her books include the short story collections The Glass City (Hollywood, CA: Winner, Prize Americana for Prose), After the Gazebo (New York City, NY: Rain Mountain Press), and Resolutions: A Family in Stories. Most recently, Jen was the 2020 Editor’s Choice recipient for the Flash Fiction Magazine‘s competition. Her writing has been nominated for the Pen Faulkner, The Best of the Net, and a Pushcart. Her short stories have been featured in textbooks, classrooms, and both online and print publications around the world. Her fiction appears in The Best Small Fictions 2017 (Braddock Avenue Books), The Adirondack Review, Sivana East, Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row, among over a hundred other publications. Read many of her stories here.