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Sunday Webinar: Resilient Writers: Dealing with Rejection, Negativity, and (Inner) Critics

  • 25 Aug 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom

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Resilient Writers: Dealing with Rejection, Negativity, and (Inner) Critics

Member Price: $15

Non-Member Price is $25

**This event will be recorded. Registrants can access the recording for 30 days.

Description:

Every writer will face rejection, bad reviews, and tough feedback from time to time – not to mention the loudest voice of all: our own inner critic. Join Christina Myers to take a closer look at the challenge of dealing with negativity, both external and internal, and to find inspiration and tools to manage the tough emotions that can go hand-in-hand with artistic endeavours, so we can continue to flourish in our writing.

Audience: Anyone and everyone.

Outcomes

Participants will explore the various ways that writers can experience challenging feedback (from the public, readers, fellow writers, ourselves) and the inevitable rejection that comes with a writing career. More importantly, how can writers respond to, or manage, feedback and rejection so that it helps rather than hurts our confidence and creativity. Through examples, discussion and a few practical exercises, this session should leave writers feeling confident – and reminded that the “tough stuff” is inevitable and an experience shared by the writing community at large.

Presenter bio: 

Christina Myers is a writer, editor, and former journalist. Her novel The List of Last Chances was longlisted for the Leacock Medal, shortlisted for the Fred Kerner prize, and won the 2023 Canadian Book Club Award in the fiction category. Her latest book, Halfway Home: Thoughts from Midlife, was published by House of Anansi in spring 2024. She teaches fiction and non-fiction through SFU's creative writing continuing studies, and was the 2023 Ambassador for the Federation of BC Writers. She is a member of Da'naxda'xw First Nation, and lives in Surrey, BC, with her rowdy family: one spouse, two kids and, at present count, four cats.


Digital doors open at 1:55 pm, event starts at 2:00 pm


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