A Different Way to Make a Writer with Lauren Francis-Sharma


Online Open-Genre Seminar
part of ABC’s Spectacular Summer Seminar Festival**

Time & Date:
Thursday, August 13th, 7:00 — 9:00 pm CT

Member Price: $26.25*

In the current North American literary context, much of our understanding of how writers are created comes from the machine known as the “publishing industry,” which include both institutions that confer MFAs and the “houses” that offer such MFA holders six-figure advances. But what about the other ways writers are made? How do you maintain a creative life with the demands of a 9 to 5 and perhaps even a family? How can you become a “break out” writer via a non-traditional route? I will share my personal journey from practicing lawyer to novelist and Assistant Director of Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, sharing my mistakes along the way. We will also have time to answer your questions.

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

**ABC will be donating a portion of the proceeds from our SSSF to the Austin Justice Coalition

This class is open to writers at all levels.

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About the Instructor:

Lauren Francis-Sharma is the author of Book of the Little Axe (May, 2020) and ‘Til the Well Runs Dry, which debuted in 2014 and was short-listed for the William Saroyan International Prize, awarded the Honor Fiction Prize by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. ‘Til the Well Runs Dry was also chosen as an O, The Oprah Magazine Summer Reading Pick and lauded by the New York TimesUSA TodayEssence Magazine, and People Magazine amongst other publications.

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