Writing News Roundup
October 31, 2022
We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events 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.
Wednesday, November 2
7 p.m.— The 2022 Words Without Borders Virtual Gala is upon us! Host Merve Emre, honorary chair Isabel Allende, and a dazzling group of author and translator literary hosts will be in attendance to celebrate the power and community translated literature creates across the globe. Registration is free, but event organizers ask that attendees consider making a donation to support Words Without Borders’ mission.
7—8 p.m.— P&P Kids Live! presents Susan Azim Boyer’s Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win in conversation with Naseem Jamnia. Tune in for a reading and conversation around Boyer’s new YA fiction novel. It’s 1979 and protagonist and high school senior Jasmine Zumideh is on a mission to impress potential future colleges and prematurely adds the title of “Senior Class President-Elect” to her college applications. What will happen to her dreams of becoming class president when the Iranian hostage crisis happens? Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Thursday, November 3
8:30 p.m.— I know it’s now November, but spooky season hasn’t quite vacated the air in all-entirety. Explore myth through Conjuring Medusa: In Conversation with Raegen Pietrucha & Greg Blake Miller. They will explore Pietrucha's recent poetry collection with Medusa as the subject by inspecting the incorporation of Medusa into modern pop culture and dissect Pietrucha’s craft and reasoning behind the collection. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
9 p.m.— You won’t want to miss this event! Tune in for the L.A. Times & PEN America Virtual Ideas Exchange - Reading Between the Lines, a discussion on race, equity, books and the cultural diversity in publishing today. National Book Award nominee Marytza K. Rubio, publisher Krishan Trotman, author and researcher Richard Jean So, and Publicity Director Elizabeth Garriga will be taking part in and leading this insightful conversation. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Friday, November 4
8:30—9:30 p.m.— Humainology presents a Story and Poetry Reading, part of the 2022 Short Story Festival. Poet Adetola Adedipe and Editor Ardith Wilson will host this event. At this finale event, attendees will listen to a selection of stories and poetry, reflect on the theme of multiplicity, and celebrate the vulnerability. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
10:00 p.m.— Looking for ways to express your work? Save yourself a seat for: SocietyX : Get Inspired & Speak Up! OPEN MIC. Attendees can expect to work past their inner-editors with a quick writing exercise, gain confidence by sharing in-person, and to develop and refine their craft simply through the act of writing. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Monday, November 7
6—7 p.m.— Hub City Writers Project presents: Rediscovering Literary History with Guggenheim Fellow Devoney Looser. Discover the hidden history of the women writers who came before the Brontë sisters! Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
8—9:30 p.m.— Women & Children first presents Virtual Event: Expanding the Canon: Posthumous Works by Women Writers. Join to hear Danielle Dutton, Barbara Epler, Mika Kasuga, and Naomi Huffman in conversation about the pleasures, surprises, and ethics of posthumously editing and reissuing women's work. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
9 p.m.— Friends of the North Hollywood Library presents HAUNTED TALES, A Ghostly Evening with Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger. Come ready to hear spooky tales from past centuries! Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger are authors and experts on horror and the supernatural. Listener, beware! You may be in for a scare. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Wednesday, November 9
10:30—11:30 a.m.— The British Centre for Literary Translation presents a Publishers Panel: German Literature in Translation. Literary translator Rebecca DeWald will chair a discussion with a focus on German literature translated into English. Publishers Aina Martí (Héloïse Press), Bishan Samaddar (Seagull Books) and Molly Slight (Scribe Publications UK) will also join in conversation. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
5 p.m.— Carnegie Mellon University Libraries presents Heading to the Point: The Power of Representation w/ Jewell Parker Rhodes. Join to hear a remarkable story about how powerful representation is and what it means to see yourself reflected in the world surrounding you. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7 p.m.— White Whale Bookstore presents A Poetry Reading & Conversation: Sharon Dolin & Martha Collins. University of Pittsburgh Press poets Sharon Dolins and Martha Collins will be reading from their new works of poetry Imperfect Present and Casualty Reports respectively. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Thursday, November 10
10 a.m.— The British Centre for Literary Representation presents: Warts and All: Sustaining a Career in Literary Translation. Hear professional translators Nariman Youssef, Alice Guthrie, Anton Hur, and Ruth Martin engage in conversation about the realities of sustaining a career in this industry. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7 p.m.— White Whale Bookstore is back with another exciting event! Celebrate Fall Release Reading w/ Autumn House Press, Featuring Germain, Burnett, Wimmer, Pifer. Jacqui Germain, Sara R. Burnett, Wendy Wimmer, and Emily Pifer will be present to discuss their recent releases through Autumn House Press. You won’t want to miss this! Registration is free, and this event will premiere online.
9 p.m.— City Lights Booksellers & Publishers celebrates the book launch for New Weathers: Poetics from the Naropa Archive. City Lights is collaborating with Naropa University and Nightboat Books for this special event. This publication is comprised of transcribed lectures from Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, a program that represents a continued lineage of experimental writing. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Saturday, November 12
1 p.m.— Check out Awareness is a Time Machine: A Collaborative Writing Workshop with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs. Explore time in this regenerative workshop and how to use it to your advantage as a writer. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.