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Events Archive

Talks and workshops on writing and publishing offered by editor and author Carole DeSanti.


Jun
18
Jun 21

Aspen Summer Words Readers Retreat

  • The Gant

Explore the Elena Ferrante Novels with Carole DeSanti

This readers’ session will explore the Neapolitan novels* of Elena Ferrante, their enormous resonance for readers, and examine why and how this quartet of books (and their pseudonymous author) has turned reading and our current notions of “authorship” on its head. 

Oct
29
1:00 pm13:00

Keynote: Write Angles Conference

  • Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Keynote Speaker

Now in its 30th year, WriteAngles is Western New England’s premier conference by writers, for writers. At this one-day gathering, you’ll mix with experienced writers and agents in panel discussions, hands-on workshops, face-to-face meetings, and in casual networking opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE: Time of the keynote shown here is approximate.

For more information, please visit: Write Angles Conference

Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

World Building in Fiction: Panel

  • Roosevelt House

Authors Lev Grossman, Hannah Tinti, and Mark Tompkins discuss the genre of fantasy writing, moderated by Carole DeSanti, Vice President, Executive Editor at Viking Penguin. The Aspen New York Book Series is presented by the Aspen Institute and Aspen Words.

May
29
May 31

Trust the Process

  • Hedgebrook (Whidbey Island)

This session will explore the often-fraught relationship between creative process and bringing our work out to the public sphere. 

May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Author Showcase: An Evening with Maryanne O’Hara, Laura Harrington, Amy Hoffman, and Carole DeSanti

  • The Jones Library

THE JONES LIBRARY PRESENTS

Author Showcase:  

An Evening with Maryanne O’Hara, Laura Harrington, Amy Hoffman, and Carole DeSanti

May 21 at 7:00pm

The Jones Library
Amherst, MA

Join us for an evening of reading and conversation.  Authors Carole DeSanti (The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.)  Amy Hoffman (Lies About my Family), Laura Harrington (Alice Bliss) and Maryanne O’Hara (Cascade) will lead the audience on an exploration of fiction, memoir, and  writing by women

The provocative and interactive evening will include such topics as: the relationship between fiction, art, and history; researching and writing fiction; the endless fascination of memoir, and the situation of women writers publishing today.    Each author will read a passage from her newest release, followed by discussion and conversation.

Booksigning with all four authors to follow the event. Free and open to the public.

Jul
5
7:30 pm19:30

The Meetinghouse Readings

  • Meetinghouse on Canaan Street

The series begins on July 5 with appearances by novelist Carole DeSanti, reading from The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R., and fiction master W.D. Wetherell, whose readings were among the series’ original inspirations.  

For more info: The Meeting House Readings

Mar
3
1:30 pm13:30

AWP Conference Panel: “Unrequited Love: Renewing Your Vows to the Troublesome Novel”

  • AWP Conference

Unpublished novels are like unrequited love affairs, they linger in the hearts and minds of writers for years to come; many of us have one stashed in a drawer. And yet often within the existing work, a new novel can be rescued. This panel will explore strategies of revision, encouraging a fresh perspective, a renewed faith in the text. Other topics will include structural elements such as characterization, pacing, thematic possibilities, and our enduring commitment to the sentences we make.

General Public Welcome

www.awpwriter.org/conference