We’ll explore the role of author mindset as vital to publishing success. How does a writer keep on the path to publication? We’ll spend time exploring new ways to combat what stops us from writing including: procrastination, perfectionism, imposter syndrome and feeling overwhelmed with creative ideas. This workshop draws on the latest neuroscience research on creativity, motivation, attention, habit-stacking and resiliency. For emerging and established writers.
Michele Tracy Berger is a professor, a writer, a creativity coach and a pug-lover. Her main love is writing speculative fiction, though she also is known to write poetry and creative nonfiction, too. Her short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction has appeared, or is forthcoming in 100 Word Story, Apex Magazine, Glint Literary Journal, The Wild Word, Thing Magazine, Blood and Bourbon, FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, Flying South, Oracle: Fine Arts Review, Carolina Woman, Ms., The Feminist Wire, Western North Carolina Woman, various zines and anthologies. She is the 2019 winner of the Carl Brandon Kindred Award from the Carl Brandon Society for her story “Doll Seed” published in FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. In 2020, her science fiction novella, “Reenu-You” about a mysterious virus transmitted through a hair care product billed as a natural hair relaxer, was published by Falstaff Books. Much of her work explores psychological horror, especially through issues of race and gender. She is currently a trustee on board of the North Carolina Writers Network (NCWN) and President-Elect of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.
Alamance Arts Council
213 South Main Street
Graham, NC 27253
Although we plan to meet in person at Alamance Arts Council, members will also receive a zoom link and passcode by email.
This event is made possible by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources through the Alamance Arts Council.
Membership in the club is not required. Visitors are welcome to attend for free up to two meetings per year. Contact Elizabeth Solazzo at 336-578-8072 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.