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Growing Room Festival presents Chelene Knight

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Growing Room Festival presents On Money and Writing: An Intersectional Conversation About Creative Survival, with panelists: Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupant, Erika Thorkelson, Jackie Wong, and jaye simpson. Moderated by Andrea Warner.

The vast majority of writers don’t survive on creative work alone, yet conversations around money and the privilege that comes with it remain largely taboo. What happens when we bring these conversations out into the open? Writers from diverse backgrounds, Erika Thorkelson, Chelene Knight, Jackie Wong, and jaye simpson, will talk about how money, or more specifically the lack thereof, has affected their career choices and ability to create. They will move beyond old arguments around the tension between commerce and creation to explore lived experiences of being professional writers in the context of late-stage capitalism.

Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50). Register here.
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2020


Beaumont Studios
316 West 5th Avenue
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