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Sunday, April 24 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The Emotions of the Creative Process: Why Is It So Hard to Finish Things?

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Writing, like any act of creation, is an emotional process. Characters have emotions. Poems are conduits for feelings. Creative nonfiction is a minefield. But the process itself also follows an emotional arc--and it sometimes gets blocked. This session outlines the emotional journey for creative work, from the excitement of the initial idea to the doubt that comes as we start to create. Learn how to persist, how to forgive yourself, and how to learn to love the thing that is ultimately created. Participants will leave with their own map of the emotions of their creative process, suggestions about what to do when they get stuck, and a path forward to finish their work-in-progress. Click here to view this event on Facebook. Please help us by filling out a festival survey!

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Erin Popelka

Erin Popelka is a reader, writer, and the founder of Must Read Fiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Puerto del Sol, The Los Angeles Review, and Berkeley Fiction Review, among others. As founder of Must Read Fiction, she facilitates an online... Read More →

Sunday April 24, 2022 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Montvale Event Center: Classroom C2 1019 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201