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"So completely has a whole year passed, with scarcely the fruits of a month. O Sorrow and Shame - I have done nothing!" So moaned Coleridge after ten years of not writing anything. Truman Capote spent the last years of his life filling blank pages with...nothing. Henry Roth managed to produce nothing in thirty years after writing the masterful Call it Sleep. Why do some writers struggle to produce a single page and others never look a writer's block in the eye? Come and learn some of the reasons for this challenge, and more importantly, some solutions.
Goldie Goldbloom is an Australian writer living in Chicago with her eight children. Her latest novel is On Division, which was launched on September 17, 2019 from Farrar Straus and Giroux. Her fifth book, Marguerite and Eleanor, is forthcoming in 2020, also with Farrar Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and nonfiction have received many prizes and awards, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Chicago, the Brown Foundation, Best Australian Short Stories, Le Monde and others. You can find her writing in many fine journals, including Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner and at NPR and Le Monde. Goldie teaches at the University of Chicago and in Northwestern University's MFA program for writers.
Goldie will accept two manuscripts for critique based on order of submission and payment.
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