"Artistry in Citizenship: Building, Growing, and Sustaining Literary Community" with Joe Milazzo
If writing carries any sort of occupational hazard, it is that the solitary nature of the work itself can feel isolating. Yet literature is an art form whose primary medium is language. Literature is inherently social. Moreover, artists in other disciplines — the visual and performing arts, especially — have long recognized and leveraged the value to be found in forming their own collectives, informal as well as formal. Why are writers often suspicious of efforts to build artistic communities? What do writers stand to gain from participating in such communities? As writers, how can our communities be a source of inspiration, material support, and opportunities for professional development? In this talk/Q&A, local author, editor, publisher, and curator Joe Milazzo will share the historical context for what is now often described as "literary citizenship." He will also discuss what his involvement in multiple literary communities has meant for his creative practice.
Writers Guild of Texas meetings are held in the Basement program room of the Richardson Public Library. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, visit WGTonline.org
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Richardson, TX 75080
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