Revision Workshop
Monday, August 20th to Friday August 24th, 2018
Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY

As a Writer in Residence for Week 9 of the Institute's summer programming, I'll be conducting a week-long revision workshop for prose writers (fiction and nonfiction) who want to improve upon an existing body of work. In addition, I'll be conducting a talk for Chautauqua's Brown Bag Lunch Series tentatively titled "Writing Political Narratives: Is There a Place for Political Fiction in America?"

Talk: Creativity in the Everyday
Sunday, October 1st, 2017 @ 3pm
Kenan Center, Lockport, NY

What does it take to engage in an artistic pursuit? Too often the world divides people up into two camps: those who have creative talent and those who don’t. In “Creativity in the Everyday,” I hope to dispel this myth and other misperceptions about being creative that discourage people from taking part in the arts. Humans are, by our very nature, creative. Cultivation of it is key. I will explore how you can cultivate creativity in your everyday life by looking at a variety of writers and artists who do just that, as well as offering insights into my own process. I'll also give some essential tips for those who want to get started on a project, but are having a hard time figuring out where to begin.

Discussion and book signing to follow.