Paneled Discussion: On Writing Life & How Do Authors Make A Living

We are thrilled to be collaborating with Writing Workshops Detroit and hosting them for a paneled discussion centered around the central question, how do authors make a living? 

It's no secret that there's little money in writing, and that competition for the few resources — prizes, residencies, — is fierce. From MFA programs to submission fees, we invest heavily in our craft but receive debt and rejection in return. It's difficult not to compare ourselves to our luckier peers: why aren't we winning contests or finding an agent? Why can't we get our grant proposal funded or book published? Why is it so hard to support ourselves with freelance writing or adjuncting? 

Join us and a panel of writers and authors for what will surely be a lively and informative discussion. 

Sitting on the panel will be: 

  • Rose Gorman 
  • Nandi Comer 
  • Anna Clark
  • T.M. De Vos,
  • Matthew Fogarty
  • Kelsey Ronan
  • Toni Cunningham 
  • Ted Houser

This event is free and open to the public. 


Event date: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
19560 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223