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PJ Seminar: A Master Class on How to Conquer Writer’s Block, Ego Need, Envy and the Other Evil Voices Inside You with Steve Almond

$70.00 · April 17

A class focused on the emotional struggles inherent to writing. This is a session for anyone who’s ever struggled to get going—and keep going—at the keyboard.

Start Date

April 17

Day(s) of the Week

Wednesday

Class Times

7:00pm – 9:00pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$70

In stock

Description

A class focused on the emotional struggles inherent to writing. We’ll explore everything from the anxiety of exposure to the crippling doubts that drive us into writer’s block—without judgment or platitudes. The best part? No question is off limits: Can I tell the truth about my abusive parent? Is it wrong to be jealous of a famous friend? What if I’m just not good enough?

At the center of our discussion is radical question: Is it possible to view moments, and even eras, of creative doubt as necessary and even essential to our artistic growth? How can we move from anxiety and self-loathing to an attitude of forgiveness and curiosity. This is a session for anyone who’s ever struggled to get going—and keep going—at the keyboard.

This class will include presentation and Q&A portions.

About Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His new book, which comes out in May 2022, is a novel called All the Secrets of the WorldPre-order here.

His essays and reviews have been published in venues ranging from the New York Times Magazine to Ploughshares to Poets & Writers, and his short fiction has appeared in Best American Short StoriesThe Pushcart PrizeBest American Mysteries, and Best American Erotica. Almond is the recipient of grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. He cohosted the Dear Sugars podcast with his pal Cheryl Strayed for four years, and teaches Creative Writing at the Neiman Fellowship at Harvard and Wesleyan. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with his family and his anxiety.