An installment of the long-running Four Stories reading series at The Middle East in Central Square, Cambridge on Thursday, May 18th, 2017. Fellow performers:Jonathan Escoffery, Patrick Gabridge, and Suzanne Berne.
Association of Writers & Writing Programs National Conference, Washington D.C., Saturday, February 11, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm.
Literary communities contain readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, publicists, and booksellers with unique needs and goals shaped by their neighborhood, city, and regions. How can literary organizations and writing centers increase participation in and by their community? This panel will offer strategies for creating a more inclusive literary scene that is valued at the civic level just as visual arts, music, ballet, and opera are valued as a vital part of a city’s cultural heritage.
Association of Writers & Writing Programs National Conference, Washington D.C., Friday, February 10, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm.
How can the novel respond to a culture dominated by the microform interactions of social media? Increasingly, we experience the world as a series of information fragments, a mode of communication that seems at odds with the long form of the novel. Five novelists, whose books explore multiple perspectives, discuss the narrative strategies writers use to explore the composite structures of contemporary storytelling and reflect the fractured nature of everyday narratives.