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45:15 at The Center for Fiction

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Saturday, 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT June 4, 2022

The Center for Fiction*

Capacity is limited and RSVPs do not guarantee entry. Participants will be admitted as they arrive.

Approaching creative projects with a clear and focused mind can be a challenge. Revive your motivation to write at 45:15, a free community writing event held in person* in the auditorium at The Center for Fiction.

Led by Gina Chung, one of our 2021 Emerging Writer Fellows, participants will write silently for 2 hours—in 45 minutes intervals followed by a 15 minute break—working on current or new material. A writing prompt will not be provided.

45:15 is inspired by Ellen Sussman’s “unit system” for a disciplined and generative writing practice detailed in her Poets & Writers essay, “A Writer’s Daily Habit: Four Steps to Higher Productivity.” She argues that by taking periodic breaks from your writing or thinking about your writing, you are allowing your subconscious to keep creating. When you sit down again, you’ll feel more energized and ready to kick out another forty-five minutes of concentrated writing.


Upcoming Sessions (Saturdays from 4-6pm ET):

  • June 18 (online)
  • July 9 (in person)
  • July 23 (online)
  • August 6 (in person)
  • August 20 (online)

This page will be updated after each session with details about the next 45:15!


*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

  • CDC vaccination card (or an image of it)
  • Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus (or a printout of it)
  • A record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who administered your vaccine

Anyone 5 and older is required to show proof of two vaccine doses or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone 18 and older must also present a government issued photo ID.

If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please contact us at health@centerforfiction.org for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.

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    Gina Chung

    Gina Chung

    Gina Chung is a Korean American writer from New Jersey currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the communications manager at PEN America and holds an MFA in fiction from The New School. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Catapult, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Idaho Review, the Rumpus, Pleiades, F(r)iction, and Wigleaf, among others. Her stories have been recognized by the American Short(er) Fiction Contest, the Black Warrior Review Contest, the Los Angeles Review Literary Awards, the CRAFT Elements Contest, and the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest, as well as named Longform Fiction Pick of the Week. She is currently working on a novel about climate change, sea creatures, and loss and a collection of short stories about family, memory, and myths.

To attend this in-person reading group, please email your proof of vaccination to health@centerforfiction.org prior to visiting the Center. Mask wearing will be required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

• an image of your CDC vaccination card
• a screenshot or scanned printout of your Excelsior pass
• a record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who gave you your vaccine

In compliance with developing guidelines issued by federal, state, and our local government, we ask that all visitors to The Center for Fiction’s member spaces provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19. If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please also contact us at health@centerforfiction.org for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.

*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

• CDC vaccination card (or an image of it)
• Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus (or a printout of it)
• A record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who administered your vaccine

Anyone 5 and older is required to show proof of two vaccine doses or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone 18 and older must also present a government issued photo ID.

If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please contact us at health@centerforfiction.org for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.

To attend this reading group in person, please email your proof of vaccination to health@centerforfiction.org prior to visiting the Center. Mask wearing will be required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

• an image of your CDC vaccination card
• a screenshot or scanned printout of your Excelsior pass
• a record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who gave you your vaccine

In compliance with developing guidelines issued by federal, state, and our local government, we ask that all visitors to The Center for Fiction’s member spaces provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19. If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please also contact us at health@centerforfiction.org for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.