Thursday, August 30, 2012

"What good is sitting alone in your room?": Okay, Not a Cabaret, but Upcoming Readings!

Don’t forget to send along your advice for incoming MFA students and anyone taking their first writing workshop:


Here’s an eclectic, incomplete list of writing-related events that I’m especially hoping I can get to…some big names here and some personal favorites:

Meghan O’Rourke ~ September 18
Davy Rothbart ~ September 26

Eduardo C. Corral ~ September 17
Mark Strand ~ November 19
Billy Collins ~ April 29
 (If you’re a big Billy Collins fan, note that you can get an invite to a private, fund-raising dinner where you can meet him in a smaller environment—and everything I’ve heard indicates that he’s VERY fun to hang out with!  For more info on that:

Orhan Pamuk ~ October 26
Mark Strand ~ November 13

Jeffrey Eugenides ~ September 24
Chad Harbach & Karen Russell ~ February 5
Geraldine Brooks ~ March 28

A.M. Homes ~ October 6
Joyce Johnson ~ October 11
E.J. Levy (my former writing group colleague!) ~ October 14
Sherman Alexie ~ October 17
Zadie Smith ~ October 18
Junot Diaz ~ October 22
 (whew...busy month!)


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.