Writing News Roundup
August 17, 2021
We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events and writings that have caught our attention. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET.
- Books Are Magic hosts Nichole Perkins: Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be with Ashley C. Ford (August 17, 7 p.m.) and Amber McBride: Me (Moth) w/ Mahogany L. Browne (August 18, 7 p.m.).
- Charis Books hosts several conversations and readings, including Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty (August 17, 7:30 p.m.), A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See—Tina Campt in Conversation with Ra Malika Imhotep (August 18, 7:30 p.m.), and Redemptor: Jordan Ifueko in Conversation with Ytasha L. Womack (August 20, 7:30 p.m.)
- Keli Stewart debuts Small Altars with a book launch and conversation with Andrea Change at Heaven Gallery on Saturday, August 28, 8 p.m.*
- Jennifer Coffeen teaches a short class on writing for self-care through StoryStudio on August 18, 7:30 p.m.
- The Winers Book Club will be reading and discussing Tracy Deonn’s Legendborn on Wednesday, August 18, at 8:30 p.m.*
- Rebecca Makkai hosts “Authors in Conversation” with Shayla Lawson, Kaveh Akbar, Julie Iromuanya, Melissa Febos, and R.O. Kwon through StoryStudio (August 19, 8 pm.).
- Dionne Irving gives a masterclass on research in fiction August 19, 7:30 p.m., as part of StoryStudio’s Summer Novel Series.
- Check out this virtual craft chat with poet Kaveh Akbar (August 26, 6 p.m.), sponsored by the Writer’s Center.
- Unabridged Bookstore’s Queer Book Club will meet to discuss Maurice by E.M. Forster on Tuesday, August 24, at 8:30 p.m.*
- StoryStudio presents “PJ Seminar: A Master Class On Unsettling Histories” with Naomi J. Williams (August 24, 8 p.m.) and “How To Be Funny (Even When You Think You're Not),” a seminar on infusing comedy into your creative writing with Kat Falls (August 25, 7:30 p.m.).
- Over at Lit Hub, Daniel Sherrell navigates love and desperation in the time of climate change in “Letter to an Unborn Child: How Could I Bring You into a Collapsing World?”
- On August 19, 7:00 p.m., Charis presents “Crafting Bold Heroines in Young Adult Fiction,” a panel organized by Tor Teen and featuring Elayne Audrey Becker (moderator, author of Forestborn), Charlotte Nicole Davis (Sisters of Reckoning), Susan Dennard (Witchshadow), Bethany C. Morrow (A Chorus Rises), and Shannon Price (Endless Skies)
- Three Idiots Shouting Poetry presents Marty McConnell in the first installment of the new online collaboration between Two Idiots Peddling Poetry and Shout the Open Mic on August 26, 9 p.m. (and every fourth Thursday of the month).