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This last year has been surreal, challenging, and exhausting. Surviving a global pandemic ain’t easy. And I’d wager you couldn’t do it without hope. In this lecture, we will explore the psychological theory of hope and how to put it to work in your life immediately. But hope can do even more than help you through hard times. Hope is a critical ingredient in every compelling story. It drives structure, intensifies conflict, and deepens endings. Hope, it turns out, isn’t just a psychological force of resilience, but an indispensable implement in the writer’s tool belt.
Emma Kress loves writing about badass girls and her debut novel Dangerous Play (Macmillan, Summer 2021) is a fast-paced thriller about a team of field hockey players who refuse to accept the world as it is, and set out to change it. An educator of over 20 years, Emma was one of four finalists for New York State Teacher of the Year. She is a graduate of Vassar College, Columbia University’s Teachers College, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. Before teaching, Emma worked in social services helping survivors of sexual assault. Now, she lives with her family in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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