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Dani Shapiro is the author of five novels and three memoirs, including most recently Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, published last October by Atlantic Monthly Press. With an introduction from Poets & Writers managing director Melissa Ford Gradel at the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January in Los Angeles, Shapiro reads from her new book and discusses what it means to write, and to keep writing.
Justin Hocking reads the first chapter of his new memoir, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in March.
Ophelia, Part I
Poets & Writers Magazine editor in chief Kevin Larimer moderates a panel titled Why We Write at the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January in Los Angeles. Authors Ron Carlson, Meghan Daum, Harryette Mullen, and Charles Yu discuss how and why they started writing, what has helped them along the way, and what inspires them to keep going.
by James F. Thompson
The Huffington Post examines seven famous writers who wrote while lying down; author and poet Jim Harrison explains the importance of patience; BuzzFeed reveals the literary world of New York City during the 1920s; and other news.
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