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Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, leads a conversation with authors Wendy Lesser, Yiyun Li, Alejandro Murguia, D. A. Powell, and Michelle Tea about the personal, political, and professional reasons we choose to write while living in a culture, a family, or a community that doesn’t always value what we do.
Amy Butcher reads from her debut memoir, Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder, published in April by Blue Rider Press.
Lucas Mann reads from his memoir, Lord Fear, forthcoming in May from Pantheon Books.
Alice Eve Cohen reads four excerpts from her memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back, forthcoming in March from Algonquin Books.
The Year My Mother Came Back
One day, my brilliant, beautiful, complicated mother appeared at my kitchen table, thirty-one years after her death.
This is a story about mothers and daughters. My mother, my daughters. My mother’s daughters, my daughters’ mothers. This is the story of a year.
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