In anticipation of the 28th Annual Antioch Writers Workshop (July 6-12), we've asked some of this summer's faculty to talk about why they're excited, what participants can expect from this summer's workshop, and to give some writing advice. This installment features Afternoon Fiction Seminar Leader, Roxane Gay.
Why are you excited about being part of this summer’s Antioch Writers’ Workshop?
I love working with writers and I know how passionate Antioch attendees are so I'm excited to see what we can do together.
What can participants look forward to in working with you?
They can look forward to frank advice about the current state of publishing and, more importantly, frank advice about the stories we generate together. We'll also have a lot of fun and I'll share some of the writing I love most so they can see what I look to when seeking literary inspiration.
In the spirit of the 28th annual Antioch Writers Workshop, what is the best advice you can give to writers in 28 words or less?
Give a damn.