February 2023 Meeting

Wednesday, 01 February 2023

7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Russell Books

So You Want To Be A Writer?

Six Secrets to Success

Edwin Wong

Local writer Edwin Wong shares six secrets to writing success: To write, you have to have something to say–To write, you have to have patience–To write, you have to amuse yourself–To write, you have to have a real job–To write, you have to handle the criticism–To write, you have to write.

Edwin Wong has been dubbed “an Aristotle for the 21st century” (David Konstan, NYU) and “independent and provocative” (Robert C. Evans, AUM) for exploring the intersection between risk and theatre. He has published two books, The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy and When Life Gives You Risk, Make Risk Theatre.

In 2018, he founded the Risk Theatre Playwriting Competition, the world’s largest competition for the writing of tragedy. Wong has spoken at venues from the Kennedy Center and the University of Coimbra in Portugal to conferences hosted by the National New Play Network, Canadian Association of Theatre Research, Society of Classical Studies, and Classical Association of the Middle West and South.

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