Theater video tags: craft talk

Neil Gaiman on the Importance of Endings

Caption: 

In this Storytellers’ Studio video filmed at St. Louis University, Neil Gaiman speaks about ending his DC Comics series The Sandman and why he feels stories deserve a satisfying close. Gaiman received the prestigious 2023 St. Louis Literary Award for his prolific career and discussed his passion for world-building and storytelling at the award ceremony.

Genre: 

Amina Cain Discusses A Horse at Night

Caption: 

“My whole task in writing a book is to get closer; to hear what I’m hearing more clearly and to see what I’m seeing more clearly.” In this conversation for the Reading the Room podcast, Amina Cain speaks about her book A Horse at Night: On Writing (Dorothy, a Publishing Project, 2022) and her creative process with host Jaylen Lopez. 

Pep Talks for Writers With Grant Faulkner

Caption: 

“You don’t have to have an MFA to be a writer, you’re a writer by writing.” In this 2017 Talks at Google event, Grant Faulkner, author of Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo (Chronicle Books, 2017) and The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story (University of New Mexico Press, 2023), discusses tips to boost creativity and endurance when writing fiction with author Anthony Francis. For more from Faulkner, read his essays on writing from our Craft Capsule series.

Genre: 

Erika T. Wurth on Revision

Caption: 

“I think I always accepted revision as what you have to do as a writer,” says Erika T. Wurth on the revision process for her stories and novels in this Lighthouse Writers Workshop interview with Rachel Weaver. Wurth’s third novel, White Horse (Flatiron Books, 2022), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Genre: 

Literary Translation Clinic: Madhu Kaza and Jeremy Tiang

Caption: 

Madhu Kaza and Jeremy Tiang speak about their “slow, long fall into translation” and how writing and literary translation are forms of encounter in this conversation for the Literary Translation Clinic series, presented by the Center for Fiction and Cedilla & Co.

Genre: 

Merriam-Webster Book Thing: Stacey Abrams

Caption: 

“Genre writing is an amazing place to try new words out as long as you provide good context.” In this video, Stacey Abrams discusses her love of language and word choice, as well as the writing process for her latest novel, While Justice Sleeps (Doubleday, 2021), with Merriam-Webster editors Ammon Shea and Adam Maid.

Genre: 

Literary Translation Clinic: Katrina Dodson and Heather Cleary

Caption: 

“To what and whom am I responsible when translating this text?” In this Center for Fiction virtual event, Brazilian literature translator Katrina Dodson offers ways to consider a practical philosophy of translation and speaks with translator Heather Cleary about questions and ways to approach the work. The Literary Translation Clinic is a monthly series of open sessions with a focus on literary translation as a profession hosted by members of the translator collective, Cedilla & Co.

Genre: 

A Writing Tutorial by Bernardine Evaristo

Caption: 

“Writing for me came about because I wanted to write from a Black British woman’s perspective.” In this Vogue Visionaries class produced in partnership with YouTube, Bernardine Evaristo offers a five-chapter tutorial on writing fiction and explains why “rejection is really good for you.”

Genre: 

Pages

Subscribe to craft talk