Inside the Writers House Events


Be part of the conversation! Get candid access to working writers from all over the world  as Writers House instructor (and former bookstore owner) Alex Dawson talks craft (via video chat) with some of the year's hottest pen pushers.

"Inside the Writers House" invites you into the homes, offices, and writing rooms of acclaimed authors, providing an inside eye on their working life and a level of intimacy often lacking in more formal settings. An obvious reference to the televised Actor's Studio seminar, "Writers House" interviews are likewise craft focused, but strive for an earthy spontaneity unencumbered by prepared queries and index card cues. Visits are conversational and plastic, largely molded by (and dependent on) audience questions. In addition to the conversation, most visits include short readings, writing prompts, show-and-tell sessions, and house/apt tours. Chances are you'll meet their pets (and look inside their refrigerators).

In the last six years, students have visited with almost 200 authors in dozens of different cities. Internationally, they've talked with Eoin Colfer in Dublin, Mariana Enriquez in Buenos Aires, Yewande Omotoso in Johannesburg, Garth Greenwell in Sofia, Karin Tidbeck in Stockholm, Kevin Barry in Sligo, and Daisy Johnson in Oxford. Stateside, they've talked with Maurice Ruffin in New Orleans, Karen Russell in Portland, Chigozie Obioma in Lincoln, Tommy Orange in Oakland, Susan Orlean in Los Angeles, Tom Perrotta in Belmont, Jeff VanderMeer in Tallahassee, and Eowyn Ivey in Palmer, Alaska (as well as more local, across-the-river luminaries like Jennifer Egan, Victor LaValle, Lev Grossman, and André Aciman).

See below for the Fall 2021 schedule. All events can be accessed via Zoom by clicking on this link.

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OCT 12 - TUES @ 9:00 AM (EST) - Stephen Graham Jones (My Heart is a Chainsaw)

OCT 18 - MON @ 11:00 AM (EST) Fonda Lee (The Green Bone Saga)

OCT 19 - TUES @ 5:00 PM (EST) - Richard Chizmar (Chasing the Boogeyman)

OCT 22 - FRI @ 12:30 PM (EST) - Lincoln Michel (The Body Scout)

OCT 25 - MON @ 5:00 PM (EST) Samuel Delany (Dhalgren)

OCT 28 - THURS @ 3:00 PM (EST) - Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water w. Guillermo Del Toro and The Living Dead w. George Romero)

OCT 29 - FRI @ 3:00 PM (EST) Nghi Vo (The Chosen and the Beautiful)

NOV 2 - TUES @ 1:00 PM (EST) - Ram V (Blue in Green and These Savage Shores)

NOV 2 - TUES @ 3 PM (EST) - Grady Hendrix (The Final Girl Support Group)

NOV 8 - MON @ 1:00 PM (EST) - Joshua Henkin (Morningside Heights)

NOV 9 - TUES @ 11:00 AM (EST)- Rebecca Donner (All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days)

NOV 12 - FRI @ 11:00 AM (EST) - Meg Wolitzer  (The Wife)

NOV 18 - THURS @ 11:00 AM (EST) - Ellen Kushner (Swordspoint)

Nov 18 - THURS @ 7:00 PM (EST) - Arkady Martine (A Memory Called Empire)

NOV 19 - FRI @ 3:00 PM (EST) - Tom Lin (The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu)

DEC 3 - FRI @ 1:00 PM (EST) - Lily King (Five Tuesdays in Winter)

Inside the Writers House

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