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Another Story Bookshop presents Writing the Slow Burn: A Discussion about Crafting Decade-Long Literary Projects with Nic Brewer and Sienna Tristen
September 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pmFree
For many writers, the publishing industry seems to glorify an unceasing outpouring of content. Nic Brewer (author of Suture) and Sienna Tristen see superstars with three, four, five books out in a year, or a poem published apparently every other week. It can feel worryingly like the best (only?) way to achieve satisfaction in publishing is to create as much as you can, as fast as you can.
So what’s it like when you defy that assumption and take a long time to make anything at all – a really long time? Join these two authors as they discuss literary projects which took nearly a decade to write.
What can a slow-burn writing process look like? How does your work develop over long incubation periods? How do you account for your growth as a human being over the course of such a project?
They’ll get into all this and more – nice and slowly.
Presented by Another Story Bookshop.
Free online event.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/writing-the-slow-burn-a-fireside-chat-ft-nic-brewer-sienna-tristen-tickets-403199950907
Nic Brewer is a queer, autistic writer and editor from Toronto. She writes fiction, mostly; her first novel, Suture, was published by Book*hug in Fall 2021. She is the co-founder of Frond, an online literary journal for prose by LGBTQI2SA writers, and formerly co-managed the micropress words(on)pages. She doesn’t look like her author photo, doesn’t have an MFA, and really wants to hear about what you love most in the world. She lives in Kitchener with her wife and their dog.
Sienna Tristen is an author, poet, and literary organizer living in Treaty 3 territory who explores queer platonic partnership, the nonhuman world, and mythmaking in their work. The first installment of their award-winning fantasy duology The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming came out from indie arts collective The Shale Project in 2018; the sequel is forthcoming in October 2022. You can find their poetry in Augur Magazine and Plenitude, and their chapbook hortus animarum: a new herbal for the queer heart is out with Frog Hollow Press. When the sun is up, they work with The Word On The Street Toronto to showcase the coolest Canadian & Indigenous literature.