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Friday, April 6 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Welcoming Convocation + Keynote: "How to Stay a Writer"
Min Jin Lee quit being a lawyer in 1995 and embarked on a personal “apprenticeship” to learn how to write good fiction. Eleven years later, she published her first novel, after navigating a new life with little money, young children, and the many thrills and difficulties of learning the craft. When she looks back at her literary career, she recognizes her public failures and private growth, which was likely invisible to others. She will share what she focused on in her 22 years as a novelist in order to stay a writer.

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Sonya Larson

Muse Director
Sonya Larson joined GrubStreet in 2005, and helped to grow the organization from offering 80 classes a year to over 600. Since then she has managed GrubStreet's many and proliferating programs, and served as Program Director for several years.Now, as the Director of the Muse and Advocacy... Read More →

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Min Jin Lee


Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom - Mezzanine