The Launch: Reimagining Publishing with Integrity, Freedom, and Generosity

Date: 10/27/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Publishing and Career

• Regular: $52.50
• Member: $47.25
• Low-Income: $36.75

Writing is life-giving. When you draft and revise, you know yourself to be engaged in work fundamental to your being and to who you're becoming. But what happens to that wondrous, dynamic exchange upon completion?

As writers approach publication, our art becomes a commodity in a market economy—with devastating consequences to our well-being. What might it mean to remain faithful to our creative process, unfolding interior journey, and sense of integrity as we launch our work in a wider world? How do we stay true to what matters most?

In this workshop, we'll explore our fundamental drive to communicate, the dimensions of writing we most cherish, our motivations for sharing work, the value of engaging in a creative process beyond completion, and the dangers (to ourselves and our art) of being attached to an outcome. Participants will come away with an understanding of art as a participatory gift and this final stage of writing as an opportunity to broaden participation.