Date & Time
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The era of Trump has become an age of wrath, one in which the impulse to make art is being shouted down by the desire to make war. In this politically charged workshop, we’ll examine how writers are able to harness their anger and use it as an engine for their creative work. We’ll look at the work of masters such as Claire Messud and Herman Melville, and use an in-class exercise to examine the sorrows that lurk beneath the armor of our anger.
Note: A book signing will be held after class for Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country.
An Evening Workshop & Book Signing
Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Members $40/ Nonmembers $45
New York Open Center
Steve Almond writes a New York Times column “The Sweet Spot”; he has also written for the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post. He teaches Journalism at Harvard and is the author of eight books, including the New York Times Best-sellers Candyfreak, Against Football and his new title, Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country. Steve also hosts the New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars” with Cheryl Strayed.