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Saturday, October 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
No Pressure: How to Keep Creating Once You've Technically Succeeded

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Only rarely do people talk about the struggles that come after "making it" as a creative professional, or experiencing a different level of professional success. Panelists will share war stories and talk about the lesser-known problems that complicate their lives as they transition through different stages of their careers.

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Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin to awesome parents. After nine years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he accidentally had enough credits to graduate with an English degree.  Patrick then went to grad school.  He’d rather not talk about it. In March 2007, The Name of the Wind was published and met with surprising success. In the years since, it has been translated into 30 languages, won all manner of... Read More →

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Dessa Darling

Dessa is a rapper, writer, speaker, and a proud member of the Minneapolis hip hop collective, Doomtree. The Utne Reader calls her, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” Her most recent album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #76 on the Billboard charts. | | As a writer she’s published two collections. Spiral Bound is mostly essays; A Pound of Steam is poetry. (Odds... Read More →
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John Green

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother... Read More →
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Téa Obreht

Téa Obreht's debut novel The Tiger’s Wife won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a 2011 National Book Award Finalist. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Vogue, Esquire and The Guardian. She was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, and was named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty. In 2013, she was the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellow... Read More →
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Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell writes books about teens and adults -- some of whom have magic powers, all of whom talk too much. She wrote Eleanor & Park. And most recently, Carry on. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and sons.


Saturday October 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Auditorium

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