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Salem: John Miller
October 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holding It Open: Sustain Your Idea Anywhere in Your Creative Process
On Tuesday, the second week of the month
It sounds simple enough: finish what you start. However, for many of us, that’s not as simple, or easy as it sounds. Is the Idea that starts our first draft or page 1 enough to make it to a satisfyingly (compelling/publishable/marketable) end? Is the Idea that sustained us through a first draft enough to make it through revision?
In this talk, John Miller will compare sustaining strategies as described by other authors, as well as query each of us — what do you do now that works well to sustain your own Idea? What can you possibly do better?
About John Miller
John Miller is founder of Portland Ars Poetica, an ongoing literary poetry workshop. His poetry has appeared in River Heron Review, catheXis northwest press, The Esthetic Apostle, in the 9Bridges anthology Over Land and Rising, and in Glass Facets of Poetry.
John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has a degree in English from Amherst College.