Inside the Writers House Events

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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 five 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 2020 schedule. Click HERE for more info.


SEPT 21 MON. 9:50 AM (EST)  DARIN STRAUSS (The Queen of Tuesday)
SEPT 24 THURS. 1:10 PM (EST)  TONI JENSEN (Carry: a Memoir of Survival
on Stolen Land)
SEPT 29 TUES. 9:50 AM (EST) MARYSE MEIJER (The Seventh Mansion)
OCT 1 THURS. 11:30 AM (EST)  DAVID HESKA WANBLI WEIDEN (Winter Counts)
OCT 5 MON. 11:30 AM (EST) ASHLEY BLOOMS (Every Bone a Prayer)
OCT 7 WEDS.  4:30 PM  (EST) JESS WALTER (The Cold Millions)
OCT 8 THURS. 9:50 AM (EST) ECHO BROWN (Black Girl Unlimited)
OCT 12 MON. 1:10 PM (EST) PEACE ADZO MEDIE (His Only Wife)
OCT 13 TUES. 11:30 AM  (EST) ALAYA DAWN JOHNSON (Trouble the Saints)
OCT 19 MON. 6:10 PM  (EST) ZOJE STAGE (Wonderland)
OCT 21 WEDS. 9:50 AM (EST) IVAN VLADISLAVIC (The Distance)
OCT 23 FRI. 9:50 AM (EST) MEGAN GIDDINGS (Lakewood)
OCT 23 FRI. 1:10 PM (EST) LAURA VAN DEN BERG (I Hold a Wolf by the Ears)
OCT 30 FRI. 9:50 AM  (EST) ROBIN WASSERMAN (Mother Daughter Widow Wife)
NOV 3 TUES. 1:10 PM  (EST) KYLIE REID (Such a Fun Age)
NOV 6 FRI. 11:30  AM (EST) INGRID PERSAUD (Love After Love)
NOV 10 TUES. 6:10 PM (EST) DAVID JAMES POISSANT (Lake Life)
NOV 11 WEDS. 1:10 PM  (EST) KEISHA BUSH (No Heaven for Good Boys)
NOV 12 THURS. 4:30 PM (EST) LEAH HAMPTON (F*ckface)
NOV 20 FRI. 2:30  PM  (EST) DARCIE LITTLE BADGER (Elatsoe)

Inside the Writers House

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