August 2022

Rethinking Rejection: Revising Our Relationship to “No”

Does fear of rejections feel like an obstacle in your quest to becoming traditionally published? Do you find yourself procrastinating submissions or suffering painfully when a rejection comes in? In this workshop, we will redefine the premise through which we think about rejection and come away with a new perspective on how to see rejection as a gift in the process of finding the right home for our work.

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About Lecturer

About Megan E. Freeman

Megan E. Freeman attended an elementary school where poets visited her classroom every week to teach poetry, and she has been a writer ever since. Her debut middle grade novel, ALONE, won the Colorado Book Award, is an NCTE Notable Novel in Verse, a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, and was included on over a dozen Best Of and state reading lists. Megan is also a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and the author of the poetry chapbook, Lessons on Sleeping Alone. An award-winning teacher with decades of classroom experience, Megan is nationally recognized for her work leading workshops and speaking to audiences across the country. Megan used to live in northeast Los Angeles, central Ohio, northern Norway, and on Caribbean cruise ships. Now she lives in northern Colorado.