Writers are often asked to bleed onto the page, to suffer for their art. But what is often lost in this concept of writer as laborer is the sense of delight and curiosity that lead many to writing. In today's discussion, we'll join special guest, Derek Berry, in exploring how failure, accidents, and games can push us to discover new possibilities. Topics will include experimentation over expertise, daring over drudgery, and persistence over perfection. Come prepared to share your ideas!
SPECIAL GUEST Derek Berry is the author of the novel Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA, 2016), and two poetry chapbooks GLITTER HUSK & BUGGERY, recipient of the 2020 BOOM Chapbook Prize from Bateau Press. Derek is the recipient of the Emrys Poetry Prize, KAKALAK Poetry Award, & Broad River Prize for Prose, among other honors. Their recent work has appeared in Gigantic Sequins, Raleigh Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Taco Bell Quarterly, & elsewhere. They live in Aiken, South Carolina. Their work can be found at derekberrywriter.com
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