Living As A Writer Means Words on the Page (Afternoon)

with Amanda Eyre Ward

What does it mean to live as a writer? Grab your coffee or tea and get a taste of the writing life by putting words on paper every single day in this advanced, hands-on seminar with New York Times-bestselling novelist and nonfiction writer, Amanda Eyre Ward.
Drawing on prompts, exercises, narrative strategies and questions that have inspired her eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, Amanda will begin each class with a targeted exercise and time to write, followed by a craft discussion. Class members will then share what they have produced and have time to ask specific questions.
How do we begin? How do we understand our brain and what it is capable of each day? What about writer’s block? Can we understand a character so well that we know when we have taken a wrong turn? Should we write what we know, what terrifies us, or both?
Join Amanda in living as a working writer each day. After this class, you will return home with a renewed sense of creative inspiration, a tool box of tricks to inspire your best writing, and new pages.
Bring your computer, pencil, or pen!

4 Afternoons:  Monday 11/11–Thursday 11/14 | 1:30-4:30pm


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Amanda Eyre Ward is the author of The Jetsetters, The Lifeguards, Sleep Toward Heaven, How to be Lost, Forgive Me, Close Your Eyes, The Same Sky, and the short story collection Love Stories in this Town. Her work has been optioned for film and television and published in fifteen countries.

About her latest novel, The Lifeguards, the New York Times said:
“A polyphonic story . . . Ward, with her keen eye for detail and a terrific sense of exactly when to deliver a punchline, knows her characters well. . . . She allows her characters to be petty and myopic, to make the wrong choices again and again, to fail badly, then dust themselves off and try again. Her people are resilient, with a deep longing to do better—particularly for their children.”


Her latest novel, The Jetsetters has received rave reviews.
“Treat yourself to The Jetsetters and let Amanda Eyre Ward’s wit, poignancy, and insight take you away. You deserve it. . . . The funniest novel that ever broke your heart.”
— Andrew Sean Greer
     New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Less 

Amanda’s work has garnered many accolades, including the Violet Crown Book Award (Sleep Toward Heaven), a Target Bookmarked Pick (How to Be Lost and The Same Sky), and a Kirkus Best Book Pick (Close Your Eyes). 

Her newest novel Lovers and Liars will be released in May by Ballantine Books.

After spending time in Maine, Cape Cod and New Orleans, Amanda and her family settled in Texas, where she currently lives.