S132. How to Fail: On Abandoning a Manuscript, and Not
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Arna Bontemps Hemenway is the author of the short story collection, Elegy on Kinderklavier, winner of the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award. His fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2015, as well as other venues. He directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Baylor University.
Rachel Yoder hosts The Fail Safe, a podcast about creative failure, and also edits draft: The Journal of Process which features first and final drafts of stories, essays, and poetry, along with author interviews.
Kerry Howley is the author of Thrown, a 2014 New York Times Notable Book, and an assistant professor in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her essays, short stories, and reportage have appeared in Granta, The Paris Review, Harper's, and New York magazine.
Rebecca Makkai is the author of the story collection Music for Wartime and two novels, The Hundred-Year House and The Borrower. Her work was chosen for The Best American Short Stories in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and won a 2016 Pushcart Prize. She is artistic director of StoryStudio Chicago.