Embracing Rejection: De-Stigmatizing Submissions
and Purifying Your Writing Process
Facilitator: Kim Liao, MFA
This workshop-style webinar will examine ways to free ourselves from feeling trapped or stigmatized by rejection, and instead embrace rejection as an important and necessary part of the writing process. We will explore how our opinions about rejection can infiltrate the writing, submission, job and grant application processes, and develop strategies to take the bite out of rejection in our lives. Participants are encouraged to listen with a notebook at hand, as we will also discuss ways to purify the writing process, and dial down the internal editor during brainstorming and drafting, opening up access to the most creative parts of ourselves.
About the Facilitator
Kim Liao has been a freelance writer for more than a decade; hence, she is an expert in rejection! Currently a Technical Writer for an immigration law firm, Kim's creative and critical writing has appeared in Salon, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Fourth River, the Ploughshares Blog, Redivider, Fringe, Hippocampus Magazine, Newtown Literary, and others, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Kim has taught creative and expository writing in a number of contexts, both inside and outside of the academy. Her writing on rejection can be found on Lit Hub, and information about her book projects in progress can be found at KimLiao.com.