creative nonfiction

The Joker by Andrew Hudgins

Andrew Hudgins reads two excerpts from his memoir, The Joker, published in June by Simon & Schuster.  Catch It and Paint It Green I was slow to delight in disorder, in which words didn’t mean what I’d understood them to mean and in which phrases...

Son of a Gun by Justin St. Germain

Justin St. Germain reads from his debut memoir, Son of a Gun, published in August by Random House.   I was riding my bike home from class when a plane roared overhead, a green A-10 flying so low I could read its markings. I took my eyes off the road...

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart reads an excerpt from his memoir, Little Failure, forthcoming from Random House in January. Excerpted with permission by Random House, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or...

Once I Was Cool by Megan Stielstra

Megan Stielstra reads an excerpt from her debut essay collection, Once I Was Cool, forthcoming in May from Curbside Splendor. Stop Reading and Listen   1. Just after we eloped and just before the housing market crashed, my husband and I bought a...

The Other Side by Lacy M. Johnson

Lacy M. Johnson reads an excerpt from her memoir The Other Side, forthcoming in July from Tin House Books. I crash through the screen door, arms flailing like two loose propellers, stumbling like a woman on fire: hair and clothes ablaze. Or I do...

Why We Write: Los Angeles 2014

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...

Dani Shapiro: Los Angeles 2014

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...

Opportunities in LA: Los Angeles 2014

Cheryl Klein, former director of Poets & Writers’ California Office and Readings/Workshops (West), leads a discussion about resources for writers who live in Los Angeles during the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January....

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