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The Art of Failure: Creativeity and the Benefits of Not Always Succeeding

Monday, November 28 | 7:00p-8:30p Location: Reynolda Branch Library, 2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem Cost: Free and open to the public; registration is encouraged to ensure seating. Email: Parking: Free parking is available at the library at the Reynolda Manor shopping center across the street

John McNally will talk from his book (forthcoming, University of Iowa Press) about the importance of failure -- failure as an aspect of the writing craft. Whether you are a success at failure or not, come join in on this conversation. Invite your writing buddies—this program is free and open to the public. John has written The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide: Advice from an Unrepentant Novelist and Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction (both University of Iowa Press). Three forthcoming books are about the importance of failure, a memoir, and a historical novel. His young adult novel, Lord of the Ralphs (2015), is an adaptation of his novel The Book of Ralph. His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in over a hundred publications, including One Teen Story, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Washington Post. A former professor of English at Wake Forest University, he is now Professor and Writer-in-Residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A native of Chicago’s southwest suburb Burbank, John divides his time between Lafayette, Louisiana, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For more information about John and his books, visit his website by clicking HERE.


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