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April 8, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Safe Spaces for Writers

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Writing programs, critique groups, workshops, seminars, panels, conferences — how can you get the most out of them?

Get some tips from writer Megan E. McDonald, as she shares her experiences with a variety of educational and networking environments for aspiring authors. 

  • The rigor of a formal fiction writing program
  • The intimacy of a workshop
  • The hubbub and rush of a national conference
  • The concentrated feedback of a small critique group
Megan has participated in a number of different writerly offerings, each with its own pros and cons. She will review them with an eye toward providing advice about how best to approach these opportunities so that you emerge feeling not over- or underwhelmed and disappointed, but successful and enriched.

About Megan McDonald
Megan McDonald’s poetry has appeared in Down in the Dirt, The Poetic Pinup Revue, and Eye on Life. She was named Literary Stage “Exhibitor of the Year” at the San Mateo County Fair in 2018, and also placed in that contest's poetry and fiction divisions in 2019. She has read personal essays at literary salon Bay Area Generations, delivered a “Perspectives” segment on KQED Radio, and in November 2020, led a series of workshops on how to get the most out of NaNoWriMo for the Menlo Park Library co-sponsored by the California Writers Club Peninsula Branch. She is at work on a novel about how the threat of wildfire impacts ranching and land management on the West Coast.

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.