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“Not A Good Fit”: Overcoming Rejection and Learning To Thrive in the Literary World

  • LE Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire Street Eau Claire, WI, 54701 United States (map)

We’ve all faced it: the heart-sinking rejection letter informing us that our work is “not a good fit.” How, though, might we turn this dispiriting moment of the writing process into an opportunity?  Join local writers for an evening of back-to-back events on the subject.

6PM: “If At First You Don’t Succeed:”: A Conversation on Persevering Beyond Rejection”

 How might we best cope with literary rejection?  And how do we find the path forward?  Join writers and editors Eric Rasmussen, Elizabeth de Cleyre and Katie Venit for a candid conversation on strategies and best practices for transforming “literary lemons” into lemonade.  Moderated by B.J. Hollars

 7PM: TITLE TBD

Presenter Bios:

Max Garland

Eric Rasmussen

Elizabeth de Cleyre

Katie Venit

Thanks to our co-sponsor, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.