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Creative living

A free public lecture at OCU will focus on making a living from creative writing.

By July 8th, 2011
matthewquickMatthew Quick

So, making a living from writing. And let’s even add making a decent living. If I were to echo my dad’s sentiments when I told him I’d be majoring in journalism, the Tuesday lecture at Oklahoma City University would be a short one. It’d start with an amused “heh,” and end with something about working at Burger King.

But it can be done. And Tuesday’s free, public lecture — hosted by the university’s new Red Earth MFA in Creative Writing program — will try to teach you creative types how to make a living doing what you love.

The lecture, “Literary Living: Developing a Creative Career,” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business. It will focus on the ways creative writers can pursue a career — the type that actually helps pay the bills. The panel will include authors Matthew Quick and Lori A. May, both of whom have made a living from being full-time writers.

Who knows, now that J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series/movies is coming to a close, maybe you can be the next publishing superstar? (But let’s be honest, it probably won’t be you … it’ll be me! (Joking. Seriously just joking.))

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