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NCFDD Webinar: Embracing Rejection: De-Stigmatizing Submissions and Purifying Your Writing Process

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Embracing Rejection: De-Stigmatizing Submissions 
and Purifying Your Writing Process

Facilitator: Kim Liao, MFA


This workshop-style webinar will examine ways to free ourselves from feeling trapped or stigmatized by rejection, and instead embrace rejection as an important and necessary part of the writing process. We will explore how our opinions about rejection can infiltrate the writing, submission, job and grant application processes, and develop strategies to take the bite out of rejection in our lives. Participants are encouraged to listen with a notebook at hand, as we will also discuss ways to purify the writing process, and dial down the internal editor during brainstorming and drafting, opening up access to the most creative parts of ourselves.


About the Facilitator

Kim Liao has been a freelance writer for more than a decade; hence, she is an expert in rejection! Currently a Technical Writer for an immigration law firm, Kim’s creative and critical writing has appeared in SalonLit HubThe RumpusVol. 1 BrooklynFourth River, the Ploughshares BlogRedividerFringeHippocampus MagazineNewtown Literary, and others, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Kim has taught creative and expository writing in a number of contexts, both inside and outside of the academy. Her writing on rejection can be found on Lit Hub, and information about her book projects in progress can be found at KimLiao.com.


If you are a faculty member or postdoctoral scholar who would like to begin accessing NCFDD resources, please contact Samantha Anderson-Mekhail at sanders2@uci.edu.  



Tuesday, May 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm