Walter E. Washington Convention Center | February 11, 2017
Episode 152: I Did It My Way: Writing Who We Are
(Kevin Young, Celeste Ng, Melissa Stein, Ed Falco, Roxane Gay) What is this writing voice we’re always hearing about, and do we need one? Does a unifying vision or voice just happen, or is it something we work at? And once we've established a style that feels like our own, how do we avoid pigeonholing ourselves? How can we counter pressures and expectations—internal, cultural, racial, gendered, genre, professional—and just write? Five respected poets and prose writers will demystify, and perhaps remystify, how they stay true to themselves.
Published Date: August 2, 2017