5 Over 50 Virtual Reading

December 8, 2022

Join Poets & Writers editor in chief Kevin Larimer for a celebration of our latest cohort of “5 Over 50” debut authors. The virtual event will feature readings from the authors and a conversation about their individual paths to publication.

Introducing this year’s 5 Over 50 (clockwise from upper left): Sari Botton, author of And You May Find Yourself: Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo (Heliotrope Books); Shareen K. Murayama, author of Housebreak (Bad Betty Press); Madhushree Ghosh, author of Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family (University of Iowa Press); David Santos Donaldson, author of Greenland (Amistad); and Jane Campbell, author of Cat Brushing (Grove Atlantic).

From the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine: “The stories in our seventh annual feature on debut authors over the age of fifty who published their first books in the past year are narratives of resilience, of persistence, of writing through rejection and loss and, in some cases, through trauma. They are stories of problem-solving, of hard-earned realizations both private and public; stories of small failures, sure, but also stories propelled forward by success. Together they compose a single story of time, of perseverance, of the simple truth that it is never too late to be a writer, to tell your own story, and to share it with the world.”

This event is free. RSVP now to receive the Zoom link.