R188. CANCELLED: The Hustle Life: How to Sustain a Work-Life Balance

Status: Not Accepted

Room 207, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


How do we craft a work-life balance when there are no jobs? How do we ensure we don’t face burnout when all we have is the hustle life? Five writers will share how they’ve navigated the struggles of writing, publishing, and paying the bills, as well as tips and tricks they’ve created for themselves to stop burnout.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: The_Hustle_Life.docx



Autumn Hayes is a freelance writer and poet. She has taught reading, writing, public speaking, math, drama, and vocational welding in Los Angeles, Houston, and the Mississippi Delta. She holds an MFA in poetry from Texas State University, where she is an assistant director at the Writing Center.

Emanuelee Outspoken Bean is a 2017 Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs resident artist and 2016 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Idea Fund recipient. Bean is a performance poet, writer, mentor, entertainer, and educator. 

Sonya Bilocerkowycz is the author of the essay collection On Our Way Home from the Revolution, winner of the 2018 Gournay Prize. She has served as a Fulbright grantee in Belarus, an educational recruiter in the Republic of Georgia, and an instructor at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.

Javan Howard is a poet and writer who truly believes that the lived experience is the ultimate teaching tool and uses poetry as a social forum to foster discourse about love, culture, and identity. He has facilitated workshops across NYC.

Matty Layne Glasgow is the author of deciduous qween, winner of the 2017 Benjamin Saltman Award. He is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Utah, where he is a Vice Presidential Fellow & Coordinator for Writers in the Schools. He has taught with WITS Houston since 2013.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center