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Conversate: Roxana Robinson's "The Right to Write," with Katey Schultz

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • Wherever you fire up your computer!

FREE Members-only discussion!

Participate in one or both sessions:

Tues., May 15: 12:00–1:00 PM (Eastern) / 9:00–10:00 AM (Pacific)

Wed., May 16: 7:30–8:30 PM (Eastern) / 4:30–5:30 PM (Pacific)

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Read Roxana Robinson's "The Right to Write" here.

Read Katey Schultz's Guild-blog post, "Experience Isn't Our Only Teacher: Writing Tools That Lend Authenticity," here.

The session's format:

  1. We’ll start with a guided grounding meditation (roughly 5 minutes).
  2. In the context of these two articles, consider what drives you to write. How does your drive, or your intent, inform the conversation about what writers have “the right” to write about, or not?
  3. We can all recognize that research is a key component to successful writing. Sometimes the research complements our lived experience. Other times, the research is the gateway into precise, evocative fiction that depicts things far beyond our own experience. What does learning about something new look like, for you? How do you find your way toward the “right to write” about wherever your curiosity and open heart take you?
  4. We’ll conclude with a guided freewrite about what you feel called to respond to as a writer, as well as a Q&A, before wrapping up with a go-round of 60-second “takeaways.”

Katey Schultz’s story collection, Flashes of War, was awarded IndieFab Book of the Year from Foreword Reviews and received a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America. She has won more than half a dozen flash-fiction contests, been awarded writing fellowships in eight states, and is currently working on a novel. Ten years ago, Katey founded Maximum Impact, a mentoring service that provides transformative online curricula for the creative-writing process, helping writers articulate precise language and authentic meaning in their work. Explore her resource guides, ecourses, and writing at

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