August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

The Craft of Writing for Knitters and Crafters

Writers, for the most part, don’t just write — a lot of us dabble in other hobbies and pursuits, from running to fishing to making things with our hands. As a lifelong crafter, author Alanna Okun (The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater) has found a somewhat surprisingly high number of parallels between knitting and writing, and lessons from one discipline have helped inform her work in the other. We’ll talk about the allure (and frustration) of creating something that looks just the way you want it; the slow, steady rhythm of putting one word or stitch after another; and the ineffable power of just sitting down and getting started. (Crafters encouraged to bring any projects they might be working on, although that’s totally optional.)