No Excuses: Setting Goals and Routines

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Program Type: Authors & Book Clubs
Age: Adult

Explore the different methods authors use to find the time to put pen to paper. Moderated by Terrance Hunter.

Erik Deckers is a professional blogger and ghostwriter, and is the co-author of “Branding Yourself, No Bullshit Social Media, and The Owned Media Doctrine.” Erik has been blogging since 1997 and a newspaper humor columnist since 1994. He has written several radio and stage plays, and numerous business articles. He was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL, and now serves on their board of directors.

Racquel Henry is a Trinidadian writer and also an editor with an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is an English professor, owns the writing studio, Writer’s Atelier, in Winter Park, FL, and is a founding editor at Black Fox Literary Magazine. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in Moko Caribbean Arts & Letters, Thrill of the Hunt III, Reaching Beyond the Saguaros (Serving House Books, 2017), and We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida (Burrow Press, 2017), among many others.  

Bruce Stephenson has worked as a public planner, consultant, and a professor. His research and teaching focus on the many  intersections of regional planning, environmental protection, and urbanism. He has written three books, over forty editorials, and published articles. His book, “John Nolen, Urban Planner and Landscape Architect,” informed his consultancy for the Winter Park SunRail Station and the Genius Preserve. Stephenson is a scholar for the Florida Humanities Council, contributing to its “Imagining a New Florida” documentary series. He is also the Principal Investigator for an EPA Sustainability Curriculum Grant, Sustainable Enterprise: Activating SunRail in Winter Park, Florida.