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.  View video compilation of recent Inside the Writers House events here:

"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).

See below for the spring  2023 schedule. 

2:00 PM (EST), Tues. March 7 - Matt Ruff (Lovecraft Country, Destroyer of Worlds)10:20 AM (EST), Fri. March 10 - Jennifer Egan (The Candy House, Manhattan Beach, A Visit from the Goon Squad)
10:20 AM (EST), Weds. March 22 - David Gran (The Wager, The Lost City of Z)2:00 PM (EST), Fri. March 24 - Allegra Hyde (Eleutheria)3:50 PM (EST), Mon March 27  Gerardo Sámano Córdova (Monstrilio)
Noon (EST), Weds. April 5 - Erica Berry (Wolfish)
2:00 PM (EST), Fri. April 7 -  Gina Chung (Sea Change)
5:40 PM (EST), Tues., April 11 - Jade Song (Chlorine)
Noon (EST), Fri., April 14 - Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation, Veniss Underground
Noon (EST), Fri, April 21 - Kieron Gillen (Immoral X-Men, The Wicked + the Divine)
3:40 PM (EST), Fri, April 28 - John Wray (Gone to the Wolves)Noon (EST), Weds. May 3 - Mariana Enriquez (Our Share of the Night

*Subject to change. 

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In the last seven 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).

Inside the Writers House

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