The Importance of Embracing Contradictions

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In this post, Ben Berman looks at the importance of embracing contradictions and mixed emotions when writing poems.

 

 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the great researcher of creativity, has written a lot about conflict and dialectical tensions in his research on creative personality traits. In his study of some of the most eminent creators of the 20th Century (Nobel Prize winners in every field of study), he found that many of these people shared what he called antithetical traits, and he grouped these into ten categories

 

According to Csikszentmihalyi, creative people often exhibit these paradoxical traits – they ...

September 11, 2019 | Ben Berman

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September 25th: FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series

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Do you work downtown and want to fit some writing into your day? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Join our FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series.

Bring your lunch and come on over to GrubStreet on Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises. Led by one of our award-winning instructors or ambassadors.

Best of all, you’ll leave lunch with some new ideas to ponder for the rest of your day and beyond. No need to RSVP ...

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We're Hiring: Finance Manager

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GrubStreet is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to support our growing organization. Reporting directly to the CFO/COO, the Finance Manager will manage and maintain the organization’s day-to-day financials. The Finance Manager will ensure efficient financial management and systems, provide accurate and timely financial reporting to the CFO/COO, and will play a key role in ensuring that all programs are on budget.

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Join Us for Our Next Happy Hour Writing Session on 9/13

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What's more satisfying than leaving work behind on a Friday afternoon? Rounding out the week with a free writing session, of course! Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. 

Leave work behind on Friday, September 13th, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm and come on over to Grub HQ

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Apply for a Muse 2020 Scholarship

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For the Muse and the Marketplace 2020, taking place April 3rd-5th, we offer partial, need-based scholarships--for general audiences, for writers doing great work in the literary community, and for writers from historically marginalized backgrounds.


We welcome you to apply for multiple scholarships by selecting all scholarships you'd like to be considered for in your application

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