F227. Immortalizing Our Beloveds: The Risks and Rewards of Writing About Family
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Adrienne Brodeur is the Executive Director of Aspen Words, a program of the Aspen Institute. The founder of Zoetrope: All-Story magazine, Adrienne worked as a book editor from 2005–2013. She has had essays in The New York Times, and her memoir, Wild Game, is forthcoming.
Neal Thompson is a journalist and the author of five books, including A Curious Man, Driving with the Devil, and the 2018 memoir Kickflip Boys. Thompson manages the Amazon Literary Partnership; he previously ran Amazon's Best Books of the Month program and co-owned the Amazon Book Review blog.
Cinelle Barnes, a memoirist, essayist, and educator, has received fellowships from Kundiman and VONA, and she is the writer-in-residence at the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art. Her writing has appeared in Catapult, Literary Hub, and Buzzfeed, among others. Monsoon Mansion was her debut memoir.
Nicole Chung is the author of the memoir All You Can Ever Know. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Longreads, Hazlitt, and BuzzFeed, among many others. She is the web editor in chief of Catapult and the former managing editor of The Toast.
Claire Dederer is the author of the memoirs Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning and Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Poses, which was a national bestseller and has been translated into twelve languages. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The Atlantic, Vogue, The Nation, and The New York Times.