Click here to join the Writing Workshop, a live virtual program happening from 5-6:30pm.

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Writing Practice and Process with Author Steve Adams

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to do more writing? Author, writing coach, and freelance editor Steve Adams will be speaking about how you can do just that. What do you do when you feel stuck, can’t focus, or can’t get a project done? Adams will be speaking about writing practice and process, highlighting the importance of making and sticking to a regular writing schedule. All writers experience tough days, but this talk will give you tools for working through those days so you can write the book you’ve always wanted to write.

Steve Adams is a writing coach and freelance editor in Memphis, and for over a decade he’s coached writers at all levels, from beginners to writers who have published multiple novels and made the New York Times Bestseller List. His writing has won a Pushcart Prize and has been listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays. He’s won Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, been a guest artist at The University of Texas, and his plays have been produced in New York City. His short stories and memoirs and craft essays have been widely published, and he has a regular craft/process column at the online literary journal, JMWW. His debut novel, Remember This, was published in October 2022 and featured at the Southern Festival of Books.


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.