The Words After War: Storytelling for Life, Business, and Politics symposium at Wesleyan University is a first-of-its-kind, free, full-day writing event open to civilian and veteran writers looking to engage in thoughtful conversation on writing and literature and to sharpen their writing skills.
The symposium will feature panel discussions and breakout workshops with talented authors and academic instructors. Participants can expect to walk away having learned valuable and practical writing techniques, along with a newfound sense of empowerment and inspiration in producing art that builds community, makes an impact, and reaches a wider audience. Meals will be provided. This event is free for those who register. Space is limited. REGISTER >
19 September 2 PM MELLOW PAGES SUMMER VACATION READING The Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave Brooklyn, NY 11206
Join Mellow Pages Summer Vacation @ Silent Barn on September 19th for a blowout Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event, featuring readings from six amazing writers: Jami Attenberg (Saint Mazie, The Middlesteins) Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies) Alice Sola Kim (Tin House & McSweeney's) Sara Novic (Girl at War) Chinelo Okparanta (Under the Udala Trees) Julia Pierpont (Among the Ten Thousand Things)
20 September 2 PM WAR STORIES Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Three authors discuss depicting war through fiction. Mark Doten'sThe Infernal tells the story of the War on Terror through a variety of voices, from Condoleeza Rice to Mark Zuckerberg. Sara Nović'sGirl at War looks at the Yugoslav Wars through the eyes of a young survivor.Christopher Robinson’sWar of the Encyclopaedists (co-authored with Gavin Kovite) considers the gap between civilian and military life. Moderated by Maaza Mengiste.