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Writing During a Pandemic: Tools and Tips for Keeping Your Creative Life Going Right Now LIVE WEBINAR

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Online Zoom Webinar

3/31/2020 From 8:00 PM CST to 9:30 PM CST


Join us for a special live Zoom webinar! 

The current state of affairs have provided some challenges for everyone's work flow. We're faced with questions like: How do I continue going about the day to day business of being a writer during a crisis? Where can I find inspiration amidst so much uncertainty and fear? Will I ever find the clarity of mind to sit and write again?

Join us for a discussion with WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver and four writers about how they are approaching the writing process during this time full of so many distractions. Featuring Edward Carey, Michael Noll, Maya Perez, and Natalia Sylvester. Bring your questions! And fill out this Google form with some of your own tips or tools for jumpstarting your creative side - we'd love to hear what you are doing and we'll share as many as we can during the live event.


Edward Carey was born in Norfolk, England. He is a novelist, visual artist and has also written and directed a number of plays for the National Theatre of Romania and the Vilnius Small State Theatre, Lithuania. In England his plays and adaptations have been performed at the Young Vic Studio, the Battersea Arts Centre, and the Royal Opera House Studio. He is the author of the novels Observatory Mansions, Alva and Irva, and the acclaimed YA series The Iremonger Trilogy, which has been published in thirteen countries and has been optioned for film adaptation. After university, Edward worked at Madame Tussaud in London, preventing people from touching the waxworks, and it was there that he learnt the incredible story of the museum’s founder. Edward lives in Austin, Texas in the United States, and teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.


Michael Noll is the author of The Writer's Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction and numerous short stories, which have been published most recently in Crazyhorse and The Best American Mystery Stories anthology. He also edits the website Read to Write Stories, which features more than 150 writing exercises based on published work and interviews with authors.






Maya Perez is a writer and producer. Her work has appeared in Joyland, Electric Literature, The Masters Review, Misadventures Magazine, and more. She is co-editor of the books "On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft," "On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films," and "On Story: The Golden Ages of Television," all from University of Texas Press.




Natalia Sylvester is the author of two novels for adults, CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME, which won an International Latino Book Award. RUNNING, her debut novel for young adults, is a 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection. Born in Lima, Peru, Sylvester grew up in Florida and Texas and received a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami.