A strict writing routine is great for progress, but murder on creativity. So how do you balance the two? By learning to find your way into liminal space. Simply put, liminal space is the threshold between the routine and the random, the known and the unknown; a literary destination where things get a little bit uncomfortable and your imagination takes center stage. In this workshop, Dana McSwain will share tips and tools for sparking creativity in your day-to-day life by breaking your routine and creating space for the unpredictable.
Dana McSwain is the author of the four time award-winning thriller, Roseneath, and the Rust Belt comedy series Winter’s Gambit and Winter’s Roulette. Winner of the NYC Big Book Award, Benjamin Franklin Award, the Discovery Award, and the Next Generation Indie Book Award, McSwain is a graduate of Kent State University, spent twenty years working in libraries across the Midwest, and founded The Literati Society, an afterschool program for aspiring writers. She grew up on the shores of the Great Lakes in the shadow of the Rust Belt, and lives with her family and a pack of elderly poodles in a ramshackle house on a cliff Pippi Longstocking would be right at home in.
A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program. Staff will be available for help with connecting to Zoom and technical issues beginning 15 minutes prior to the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. If you have questions about this program, please contact Laurie Kincer at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch at 216-382-4880.