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Master Class: For the Love of Failure with Meredith Talusan

$70.00 · July 22

This workshop may help you to focus not on judging your work by reductive, stressful, and binary standards of failure and success, but on using your curiosity to explore the full complexity of your writing.

Start Date

July 22

Day(s) of the Week

Monday

Class Times

7:00pm – 9:00pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Chicago Studio

Price

$70

Instructor

In stock

Description

Think about how much of your brain space as a writer is devoted to whether or not something is successful, and hoping that what you write isn’t a failure. If the answer is “a lot,” then this workshop may help you to focus not on judging your work by reductive, stressful, and binary standards of failure and success, but on using your curiosity to explore the full complexity of your writing.
A key component to this exploration is doing things badly, taking things too far, and risking embarrassment in the name of understanding your work better. Failing, in other words, which we will practice through a series of exercises that will hopefully guide you toward an artistic practice that is less ego-driven, less self-conscious, less perfectionist, and a lot more fun.

About Meredith Talusan

Meredith Talusan (she/they) received a Creative Capital Award, MacDowell Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize nomination for fiction in 2023; her stories appear or are forthcoming in Guernica, Boston Review, Epoch,The Rumpus, Grand, Catapult, and BLR. Her debut memoir, Fairest, was a 2020 Lambda Literary Award finalist and named a best book of the year by multiple venues. She has contributed to ten other books and written articles for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and WIRED among many outlets. She has received journalism awards from GLAAD, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. She is also the founding executive editor and current contributing editor at them., Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ digital platform. She is working on a story collection and a novel.