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Making Time, Making Art: Navigating the Writer/Author Divide

May 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

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    $25.00 early bird

Balancing the pursuit of publication with time at the writing desk.

In literary circles, we often discuss the “writer’s life”–nurturing a strong writing habit, how to approach revision, building a literary community–but there’s much less discussion of the “author’s life”–the new and frequently time-consuming activities needed after a writer goes public with their work and nurtures their writing in the world.

In this presentation, Julie Marie Wade shares first-hand experiences navigating the writer/author divide and strategies to balance creative work with literary business. We will explore the writing process, pursuit of publication, and the new responsibilities that arise post-publication. We’ll also consider how we can integrate these two aspects of a literary life. Beyond publishing as “happily ever after,” we’ll explore ways to realize your dream of publishing *and* sustain happiness in your new, inevitably busier life as an author.

In this webinar, you will:
  • GAIN perspective on the time and energy commitments of pursuing publication
  • LEARN strategies that will both increase your likelihood of getting published and help you submit efficiently
  • RECEIVE advice for navigating the new responsibilities of authorship
  • FIND inspiration for new work while representing published work as an author  
This webinar is for…
  • Writers looking to publish their work for the first time
  • Writers who have newly become published authors
  • Published authors looking to find more time and balance between their writing and publishing lives

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording. ✔


JULIE MARIE WADE is a member of the creative writing faculty at Florida International University in Miami. A winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, she is the author of many collections of poetry and prose, including two collaborative essay collections written with Denise Duhamel and Brenda Miller. Wade’s newest projects are Fugue: An Aural History (Diagram New Michigan Press, 2023) and Otherwise: Essays (Autumn House Press, 2023), selected by Lia Purpura for the 2022 Autumn House Press Nonfiction Book Prize.


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May 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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