Events

Feb
8
Feb 9

University of Louisville

Reading and workshop. Part of the Axton Reading Series. Sponsored by the University of Louisville's creative writing program.


May
2
7:00 pm19:00

The Whistler in Chicago, IL

  • The Whistler

Reading from Imagine Wanting Only This with cartoonists Corinne Mucha, Leila Abdelrazaq, and Sophie Johnson. Curated by Naomi Huffman.

Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, IA

  • Prairie Lights Bookstore

Reading and presentation from Imagine Wanting Only This at Prairie Lights Bookstore, in conjunction with Mission Creek Festival and Filmscene, with Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, author of Don't Come Back.

Feb
11
3:00 pm15:00

AWP in Washington, D.C.

  • Washington Convention Center

Panel: Sympathy for All Devils (Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Venegas, Sarah Viren, Kerry Howley, Patricia Foster) Though unsympathetic narrators are common in fiction, there’s still an expectation that the essayist, and in particular the woman essayist, tread lightly and not only be sympathetic, but also avoid the unsympathetic. Panelists discuss the genre history and gender bias underlining these expectations, our experiences being unsympathetic essayists and empathizing with unsympathetic characters—from combatants to murderers—and what we stand to gain from sympathizing with the devil.

Dec
1
Dec 2

Indiana University

  • Indiana University

Colloquium on Creative Nonfiction. Reading and Panel discussion.

Nov
18
7:30 pm19:30

The William Vale Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

  • William Vale Hotel

H.I.P. Lit Event: "That Feeling When." Reading and conversation with Courtney Maum and Harmon Leon. Moderated by Michael Thompson, with music by Caitlyn Mahoney.

Apr
2
1:30 pm13:30

AWP Panel in Los Angeles: Stories to Live - Joan Didion and Today's Essayists

  • Los Angeles Convention Center

With Colin Rafferty,  Brian Oliu, Lucas Mann, and Meghan Daum. 

California native Joan Didion, with her blend of reportage, lyricism, and the personal, forged a path in the sixties and seventies for the writing that we now call “creative nonfiction.” Five essayists who have followed in Didion’s wake discuss her influence on them, considering how she serves as a guide for navigating the complicated terrain of today and explaining how her models, whether in the essay, the memoir, or the travelogue, have affected their own writing.

Room 518, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

Apr
1
4:30 pm16:30

AWP Panel in Los Angeles: Seeing There - The Intersection of Visual and Literary Art

  • Los Angeles Convention Center

With Beowulf Sheehan,  Jeff Sharlet,  Timothy Taranto,  and Nomi Victor.

From a book cover or author portrait to comics, photo essays, and accompanying illustrations, writers are constantly confronted with how visual imagery compliments or complicates the written word. How can images be crafted that contribute to poetry and prose? Can an image ever take the place of language? What role does design and photography play within contemporary publishing? This panel examines how images and text cohere to create a product that is arresting for both reader and writer.

Room 511, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

In Conversation with Zach Dodson at WORD Brooklyn

  • WORD Brooklyn

Zachary Thomas Dodson‘s novel Bats of the Republic weaves together a pair of narratives, one historical and once science fictional, along with innovative narrative techniques, impressive illustrations, and nestled narrative elements. To celebrate the book’s release, Dodson will be joined by writer and illustrator Kristen Radtke. Both will show examples of their work and will engage in conversation about their projects. Please join us for a night exploring illustration, literature, and innovative storytelling techniques.