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Getting Out of a Creative Slump

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Join us for an exclusive talk in The Café with four writers who know how to overcome a creative slump and provide consistent value to their growing audiences.


Clara Parkes / The Daily Respite

Author of six books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to exploring the fibers that we wear on our bodies. Last spring, she began writing her Daily Respite Substack email in direct response to the pandemic and her need for a daily soother. Since then, thousands of readers have joined the journey. She currently lives on the coast of Maine in a farmhouse full of wool.

Nisha Chittal / Nisha's Internet Tote Bag

Nisha Chittal is a journalist and editor who is currently the Director of Audience & Engagement at She has written for outlets including Vox,,, Elle, Racked, Jezebel, and Poynter. Her newsletter, Nisha's Internet Tote Bag, is a weekly newsletter about the way we live now, featuring a mix of essays, curated roundups of the best things to read on the internet, recipes, and recommendations.

Abigail Koffler / This Needs Hot Sauce

Abigail Koffler is a freelance writer and the founder of This Needs Hot Sauce, a food newsletter she started in 2017. Her work has been published by Eater, Bustle, Food & Wine, and Forbes. A Native New Yorker currently based in Brooklyn, she enjoys morning walks, good books, and oyster happy hour.

Jarrett Carter / HBCU Digest (moderator)

Jarrett started HBCU Digest in 2010 as a resource covering news and commentary on historically black colleges and universities. He is also the host of HBCU Digest Radio, a weekly talk radio program covering societal, cultural and institutional issues at HBCUs.


Note: This panel is free/open to all writers on Substack and you will be asked to enter the URL to your Substack publication to confirm your attendance. Capacity will be limited, so we advise you to sign up ASAP if you plan on attending.