Harvardwood Presents Edit Your Life: Putting Creativity First - Workshop Led by Author Elisabeth Sharp McKetta and Screenwriter Skye R. Regan

April 26, 2023 at 9:00am - 10am

Wednesday, April 26th at 9 am PT/12 pm ET (Virtual)

Author and Harvard Writing Program instructor Dr. Elisabeth Sharp McKetta AB'01 will guide workshop participants through the principles of her new book, Edit Your Life, and unpack them in dialogue with screenwriter Skye R. Regan AB '18. Workshop attendees will write to short prompts in order to devise improved strategies to guide their own creative processes and produce higher quality work. Throughout the workshop, participants will be invited to (but not required to) share their findings, feeding the conversation about how we all might edit our creative lives to optimize clarity and growth. Participants will gain ideas for ways to examine, edit, and enjoy their professional and personal lives, including ideas for creating actionable next steps to advance their goals as a creative.

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta AB '01 is an award-winning writer and writing teacher and a mother of two. With a PhD on the intersections between fairy tales and autobiography, as well as a seven-year streak of writing weekly poems for strangers, she teaches writing for Oxford Department for Continuing Education and for Harvard Extension School, where she won their highest teaching award. She has authored twelve books, most recently the personal growth guide Edit Your Life, based on the experience of living three years in a 275-square foot backyard guest house with her family of four (five, if you count the Labrador). She co-edited the anthology What Doesn’t Kill Her: Women’s Stories of Resilience, which Gloria Steinem described as stories that “will help each of us to trust and tell our own.” Her poetry and short work have been published widely, including in The Poetry Review and Real Simple; her work with myth and memoir has been spotlighted in Harvard Magazine. Visit: www.elisabethsharpmcketta.com

Skye R. Regan AB '18 is a Toronto-based writer, producer, and director. As an undergraduate alumna of Harvard and a recent Quantic MBA graduate, with additional training in writing and improv from Second City, Skye combines her diverse professional, creative, and lived intersectional experience to create unique properties with strategic elements to engage audiences. Skye is honored to be a 2022 BANFF Spark Accelerator fellow, a recent BIPOC TV & Film Writing for Kids’ TV program graduate, selected for the 2022-2023 WildBrain Writing Initiative, along with being selected for the 2023 Women in Animation Mentor Circle program.

As a screenwriter, Skye has worked on Caillou (Peacock / WildBrain), Luna, Chip & Inkie (Knowledge / Epic Story), Miss Persona (Nelvana / Balloon House), Secrets of the Forest (TVO / Fifth Ground), and Gisele’s Mashup Adventures (CBC Kids / CBC Gem / Headspinner). Today, she is excited to be developing original properties through Play All Day Productions, which is focused on foregrounding underrepresented voices in media. Play All Day develops and produces linear and non-linear content in the kids and family, animated, and primetime comedy spaces. She is excited to be developing unique IP that delights audiences to make the world a more joyful place for all! Visit: www.skyeregan.com

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