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The Art of Failure: resilience and the writer

  • The Teahouse Theatre Café 139 Vauxhall Walk London, England, SE11 5HL United Kingdom (map)

For March’s Words Away Salon I have perhaps rashly agreed to shift from the sidelines into the guest seat.

How do you pick yourself up when your writing has gone horribly wrong? In my new creative non-fiction, This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin, I drew on my experience of failure, from my six unpublished early novels to the catastrophe of trying to write fiction about my embarrassingly famous family. My regular co-chair Kellie Jackson will be joined by guest chair Caroline Green, to talk about how you not only survive disaster as a writer, but actually develop resilience for whatever might happen next.

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