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Joni Cole | Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier

joni colePlease join us for this special Thursday evening Discussion Circle! Upper Valley writing teacher and author will launch her new book Good Naked, a practical, humorous guide to improving your writing and your life.  (more)


If you have ever experienced a sense of dread or intimidation at any stage of the creative process, or even if you simply want to write more, write better, and be happier, this generous guide will not only inspire you to head over to your desk, but will also cheer you on once you’re there.

With a do-this-not-that directness, she sets writers free from debilitating attitudes, counterproductive practices, and energy-draining habits that undermine confidence and creativity.

Joni Cole leads creative writing workshops in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College and is on the faculty of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She also teaches at the Writer’s Center in White River Junction, Vermont, and in a variety of social service programs. Cole is the author of six books, including Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive.


Free and open to the public. While this is a less formal format than our Wednesday readings, advance registration is recommended. Please call (802) 649-1114 or email


Event date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT
Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611689112
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to check availability)
Published: University Press of New England - April 4th, 2017

In Good Naked, acclaimed author Joni B. Cole shows readers how to make the writing process not only more productive, but less maddening, more inviting, and even joyful, at least a good part of the time. She explains how sharing early drafts is "good naked"--you're exposing your creative process in all its glory.