Tony Tulathimutte Craft of Fiction: The First Draft

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday


This talk will seek to cure you permanently of writers' block. In this colloquium, we'll talk about getting to the end of a first draft, the common misconceptions about the writing process that keep you from being productive, how to determine the best conditions for your writing, and getting unstuck on a project in process. Then we'll end with an exercise designed to prove writers' block doesn't exist.

Tony Tulathimutte’s novel Private Citizens was called “the first great millennial novel” by New York Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has written for The New York Times, VICE, WIRED, Playboy, The New Yorker, N+1, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and others. He has received a 2017 Whiting Award and an O. Henry Award, and appeared as a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers. He runs a writing class in Brooklyn called CRIT.