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Writers Workshops

Write Selfishly 2024-108

Course #2024-108
Thursday May 2 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Cost: $25 Instructor: Donna Freitas
This workshop is full


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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The tuition for this workshop includes a signed copy of Donna Freitas’s latest book Wishful Thinking: How I Lost My Faith and Why I Want To Find It

Join us for a generative morning of reflecting on the deep, down WHY’s of our writing projects, and how a turn inward to explore our own personal struggles, unfinished business, wishes, longings, and so many other intimate things, can be one of the best gifts we give to our work.

In this workshop we will:

– Discuss and explore individual writing processes.
– Consider new possible approaches to our writing.
– Discuss the influence of audience on our work (for better and worse).
– Spark new ideas for a current writing project/help to recenter a current writing project / get unstuck on a writing project.
– Potentially spark new ideas for a next/new writing project.

Bring yourselves, something to write with, and an openness to discussion.

Donna Freitas

DONNA FREITAS has written twenty-five books, both fiction and nonfiction, for adults, children, and young adults. Among them are Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention (Little, Brown, 2019), and most recently, Wishful Thinking: How I Lost My Faith and Why I Want To Find It (Hachette Nashville, 2024). Her novel for adults, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano (Viking/Penguin, 2021), has been translated into 20 languages and was bought by Tribeca Productions to be made into a television series. Over the years, Donna has also spoken at nearly two hundred colleges and universities to discuss her nonfiction research. She has written for The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, and has appeared on radio and television, from NPR’s All Things Considered to The Today Show. She has also been a professor at Boston University and Hofstra University, and is currently a member of the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. She divides her time between Brooklyn and Barcelona.

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