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

  • Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)

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