Newly revised and updated, with Foreword by Chuck Palahniuk
Here is the classic book, re-issued for its tenth anniversary with a new Foreword by novelist Chuck Palahniuk, who writes:
"This book has been in print forever because what it offers works for people. . . . you’re about to read magic."
This book cracks open the creative process and invites readers to take a fresh look at the mysterious pathways of the imagination. First insight from acclaimed poet and critic David Biespiel: “Failure is the engine of creativity.”
Biespiel candidly tracks his own development as a writer and challenges traditional assumptions about writing that can stifle creativity. The liberating message: Working past the brink of failure —being free to try and discard and try again—is what allows the creative process to playfully flourish, keeping the spirit open to unexpected discoveries.
Drawing Studio, 3614 SE Division
David Biespiel in conversation with artist Philip Sylvester
Apr 3, 2020, 7pm, free