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Saturday, April 30 • 9:00am - 10:30am
5D: Writers of a Certain Age: A Survivor's Guide To Starting 'Late' FILLING

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Calling all Emerging Middle-Aged Writers! This past October a dozen or so authors met in the Pennsylvania countryside to discuss the special considerations of mentoring writers who take to this pursuit in their forties and beyond. It can be difficult, in a profession that emphasizes and often rewards youth, to understand one's own role once youth is a thing of the distant past. In this class, we will discuss the results of that gathering, including how to understand the challenges faced by "older" writers, ways to locate established authors who want to mentor "late" starters, and how to develop an attitude that transcends the nonsensical notion that younger is better, with as little bitterness and as much good humor as possible.

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Robin Black

Robin Black came to writing at nearly forty years old, while in the thick of raising three children. She has written a book of short stories, a novel, and now a book of short essays that demonstrate how writing and daily life influence and strengthen each other. Those books are the award winning If I loved you, I would tell you this; the critically acclaimed, Life Drawing; and the newly published Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Cambridge Room