Turning Someday into Today

How often have you put off writing because you “didn’t have time,” only to find yourself streaming Netflix or watching cat videos online? It happens to the best of us. However, instead of continually beating yourself up over this behavior, there is a better way. There is a skill-set that can be nurtured where people can move their “Someday” thinking to “Today” thinking.

Figuring out how to lasso your desires and carve out the time you deserve, is a skill not a personality trait. In this session participants will use time to assess the many aspects in our lives that both nurture and detract from our personal goals. Individuals will leave armed with new skills and clarity for how to move forward toward the life they dream of. This talk is useful for would-be writers, writers, or anyone looking to actively pursue their dreams in 2017. 

Come at 6:30 and share a brownbag dinner with other writers. It's a great chance to meet other writers, trade writing tips, talk about favorite books, or even just browse our smALL Press Library. Craft talk begins at 7:00 PM.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Ann Garvin Wisconsin writer

Ann Garvin, PHD is the USA Today Bestselling author of I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around, The Dog Year, and On Maggie’s Watch. She is a professor at University of Wisconsin Whitewater and Southern New Hampshire University. Her essays have been published in Writer’s Digest, USA Today, The Last Work on Nothing, and Unreasonal.is and has performed in Listen To Your Mother and The Moth. She is a sought after speaker on everything from health to communication to writing. She is the founder of the Tall Poppy Writers www.tallpoppies.org and The Fifth Semester www.thefifthsemester.com where she is committed to helping writers find their voice. 

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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