Upcoming at Writers & Books
Writer, director, and actor David Shakes will lead Evolution Community Read, a virtual community conversation on Amiri Baraka’s Blues People: Negro Music in White America. Writers & Books is thrilled […]Find out more »
Bring your rough (or polished!) draft in any genre to a free-flowing discussion inspired by James Whorton's master class on Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls. Writing prompts to consider as you create: […]Find out more »
Have you struggled with traditional writing advice? Do you hate feedback and revision of any kind? Do you find it difficult to call yourself a writer because of these things? […]Find out more »
Nadia Owusu’s Whiting Award-winning debut memoir, Aftershocks, serves as the foundation for understanding the rich array of tools memoirists have to create complex narratives. We’ll explore such tools as metaphor, […]Find out more »
In May 2021 over 50 people from around the country shared with Tate DeCaro decisions and deeds they were proud of accomplishing during the first year of the pandemic. From huge […]Find out more »
Bring your rough (or polished!) draft in any genre to a free-flowing discussion inspired by Angelique Stevens’s master class on Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu. Writing prompts to consider as you […]Find out more »
Chen Chen will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. Portrait by Margarita Corporan In his highly anticipated second collection of […]Find out more »
What contributes to a writer’s voice? How is it different from a character’s voice? How does one create characters’ voices that are as real as one’s own? Photographer and writer […]Find out more »
In the aftermath of the Stand Your Ground killing of his close friend’s father, Cassells explores the brutality, bigotry, and betrayal at the heart of current America. Taking his cue […]Find out more »
Taking Care in Writing, Publishing, & Building Community 2022
Kwame Dawes, Keynote Speaker
Tickets to the Recordings
Tickets for all Events: Members $195 | General Public $225
Selected Individual Events: Members $6 | General Public $8
As COVID sweeps across the planet and through our lives, we continue to confront our vulnerabilities, both public and private. Hard truths about our nation are in sharp focus. How do we carve out purpose, chart a meaningful course, through troubling times that don’t seem to end?
Taking care of ourselves and others is one answer, and it can take many forms. We hope you agree that engaging with and making art are transformational experiences that can offer solace, release, self-knowledge, and solidarity. It is in this spirit that you’re invited to join us for Taking Care in Writing, Publishing & Building Community.
If you have previously purchased the full conference, you will have access to the event on Crowdcast through April 23, 2022 (90 days).
Upcoming Youth Programs
Visit our SummerWrite page to see the complete list of camps to date.