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Wellbeing for Writers Forum: Publishing

November 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

So you have a publishing deal, now what? How can we navigate what wellbeing means once we’re published. What changes, what doesn’t, and what do we need to ensure that writers can truly thrive?

A free-to-attend, interactive event.

Join coach, writer, and teacher Andrew Kaye Kauffmann for the third in a series of interactive and reflective fora on wellbeing for writers, as part of TLC’s work thinking about ways that we can help writers thrive in an environment which presents a range of challenges and barriers. We consider the question: what are the challenges once writers have ‘made it’; once they have secured a book deal? What are the expected, and unexpected, new challenges at this exciting but also fraught time. And how can we ensure that writers feel fully equipped to thrive, and continue on with a happy, healthy writing life?

Across three free-to-attend sessions, we will be exploring three key topics we have identified through member surveys, feedback groups, previous research studies and conversations with the Centre for Creativity and Wellbeing at the University of Brighton, our partners for this series.

In this forum, we explore wellbeing through the lens of Publishing.

Through a series of break-out groups and open discussions, this online forum will explore such questions as: ´What happens to your sense of wellbeing once you get a book deal?´, and ´What is, and isn’t, in place to protect your wellbeing once you start being called upon for publicity campaigns, interviews and other promotional work?´ We will also consider what best practice we have come across that others might draw from, and what elements published writers need in order to feel safe, protected, and like they can move forwards in a writing career that feels sustained and nourished.

Participants will have the opportunity to map and understand their own reactions to what ‘being published’ means in this unique interactive forum, and have their voices heard and reflected in TLC’s ongoing Literary Culture report, which we will be developing over the next 2-3 years.

This is a Being A Writer event, but is free to attend for all.

To learn more about Being A Writer, our community platform that focusses away from publication outputs and instead on how writers can cultivate creativity and boost resilience, please see here.


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