Wordcrafters Wine on Wednesdays

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat!

WWWs are free to the public (21 and over). Donations to Wordcrafters Young Writers Program appreciated.

We return to Territorial Tasting Room in February
907 West Third Ave, Eugene
Bundle up! It can get a little cool in the fermentation room.
 Miriam Gershow joins us February 17th to talk about “Quieting the Internal Critic”

The act of writing requires an almost constant state of vulnerability and openness. As you open yourself to the creative process, it is easy to get derailed by that ever-present pest: the internal critic. That nagging voice is able to call everything into
question: the sentence you just wrote, the story idea you have, the entire venture of being a writer. In this talk, Miriam will share  strategies for outwitting the critic, so that the creative process can prevail. 

Miriam GershowMiriam Gershow – Miriam is a novelist, short story writer, and teacher. Her debut novel, The Local News, was published by in 2009. It has been called “unusually credible and precise” and “deftly heartbreaking” by The New York Times, as well as “an accomplished debut” (Publisher’s Weekly) with a “disarmingly unsentimental narrative voice,” (Kirkus Reviews). Miriam is the recipient of a Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, as well as an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her stories appear in The Georgia Review, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, Nimrod International Journal, The Journal, and Gulf Coast, among other journals. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon. She taught fiction writing at the University of Wisconsin as well as descriptive writing to gifted high school students through Johns Hopkins University. She currently lives in Eugene with her husband. She is at work on her next book. Learn more about Miriam.