Laura van den Berg on Writing Workshops

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“It was the first time that literature felt personal, relevant, urgent....” Laura van den Berg talks about the transformative experience of reading contemporary fiction and short stories during her first writing workshop in college. Van den Berg’s second novel, The Third Hotel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Gospel of Doubt

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In this TED Talk, Casey Gerald speaks about a poignant day in his childhood and how those events altered his thoughts on belief, faith, and doubt. Gerald is the author of the debut memoir, There Will Be No Miracles Here (Riverhead Books, 2018), and is featured in “The Genre of Resistance” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Stephen Markley

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“I plot beforehand to the extent that I have an idea of where I’m going, but I’m always willing to toss that out the window...” Stephen Markley talks about his start as a writer, his writing habits, and the publication of his first novel, Ohio (Simon & Schuster, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Kyle Dargan

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“This poem will be guilty. It assumed it retained / the right to ask its question after the page / came up flush against its face.” Kyle Dargan reads “Poem Resisting Arrest” from his fifth poetry collection, Anagnorisis (TriQuarterly Books, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Lake Success

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“Jeff Park’s living room was as palatial as the entrance to a modest New York museum.” Gary Shteyngart reads an excerpt from his fourth novel, Lake Success (Random House, 2018), at the University of Washington’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Lake Success is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Ada Limón at AWP

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Ada Limón speaks about her poetry collections Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions, 2015) and The Carrying (Milkweed Editions, 2018) with PBS Books at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Book Fair. Limón is interviewed by Carrie Fountain in “The Poetry of Perseverance” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Sarah Viren

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Sarah Viren reads an essay for the There Will Be Words reading series in Orlando, Florida. Viren is the author of the debut essay collection, Mine (University of New Mexico Press, 2018), and is featured in “The Genre of Resistance” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a film loosely based on Miguel de Cervantes’s classic seventeenth century novel Don Quixote, premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival after a well-documented decades-long production battle. Directed by Terry Gilliam, the film stars Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko, Jonathan Pryce, and Stellan Skarsgård.

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