How is creativity cultivated in childhood? And, does a creative culture at home result in a creative career later on? Authors Jess Walter, Dani Shapiro, and Jericho Brown explain how their early years contributed to a life of writing. Such a life isn’t easy, with rejection, confusion, and disappointment making the pursuit an uphill battle. The writers describe how they find time to put pen to paper, and they read from their works. Don’t miss this funny, reflective, and inspiring discussion moderated by Adrienne Brodeur, author and executive director ofAspen Words.
Discover more about what’s discussed in the episode by clicking the links below.
- Aspen Summer Words Presents “Living the Creative Life,” video
- Aspen Summer Words: Novelist Jess Walter, The Aspen Times
- ‘Hourglass’ Exposes The Fissures That Develop In A Long-Term Marriage, NPR
- A Collection Of Poems That Offers An Unlikely Kind Of Hope, NPR
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