Renata Calverley speaks to Writers & Artists
Renata Calverley, author of the memoir
Let Me Tell You A Story
, discusses her writing processes in a stirring interview with Writers & Artists at our recent How to Get Published conference.
Sara Maitland and Michelle Green at Manchester Literature Festival
Award-winning author Sara Maitland launches her latest short story collection
(Comma, 2013) at the 2013 Manchester Literature Festival with local author and poet Michelle Green who reads a preview from her forthcoming collection
Oscar Hijuelos reads from
Thoughts Without Cigarettes
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Oscar Hijuelos reads from
Thoughts Without Cigarettes
at 92Y on Dec 5, 2011. He was introduced by Laurie Anderson, who said: "Oscar Hijuelos is a genius, and fortunately the world has acknowledged this."
Comic-Con 2013 Panel for "Superheroes" (Coming to PBS Oct. 15, 2013)
Producers and interviewees in "Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle" discuss the documentary and show clips from it, during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July, 2013. SUPERHEROES: A NEVER ENDING BATTLE debuts on PBS Oct. 15 at 8/7. More at http://www.pbs.org/superheroes. To see more clips go to: bit.ly/GDrdT3
Lou Reed discusses
In 2011, Lou Reed visited the Strand Bookstore to discuss his new book,
, based on the Edgar Allan Poe classic. Watch him read from the book and answer questions about it.
In 2001, legendary songwriter Lou Reed immersed himself in the world of one of his spiritual forefathers, Edgar Allan Poe, to produce a cycle of songs in which Reed's poetically streetwise sensibility merged with Poe's dark chronicles of terror and despair. This suite of songs was released on 2003 on CD as
. In 2011, Reed's Poe-inspired lyrics were collected into a book version of
, complete with vivid, abstracted and enigmatic paintings inspired by Reed and Poe by Italian cartoonist Lorenzo Mattotti (The New Yorker).
Norman Mailer's "Double Life" as a writer
Learn more about
Norman Mailer: A Double Life
at http://books.simonandschuster.com/Norman-Mailer-A-Double-Life/J-Michael-Lennon/9781439150191 Author J. Michael Lennon was friends with Norman Mailer for thirty-five years. Here, he discusses Mailer's biggest influences, his writing process, and his literary contemporaries.
Author: Alice McDermott
National book award winning Author Alice McDormott reads from her new novel
at the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture. Thursday October 17th, 2013
Harlan Ellison Goes to Hollywood
In his first public appearance in years, the famed author and raconteur stops by Sweeney Todd's for a haircut, then fields questions at La Luz Gallery.
The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series premiering Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS and airing six consecutive Tuesdays through November 26, 2013 (check local listings). For more, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/
Snow Byte & the Seven Formats: A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale
From the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, the never-before published tale of Snow Byte and the Seven Formats.
100 Great Children's Books Kickoff Event
Watch Judy Blume and Eric Carle in a lively panel discussion followed by a reading of their works to a group of New York City kids.
Browse the list online: http://www.nypl.org/childrens100
Kim Stanley Robinson,
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There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories — to teach those who would follow in his footsteps.
There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together.
There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change.
And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple — and where it may lead is never certain.
SHAMAN is a powerful, thrilling and heart-breaking story of one young man's journey into adulthood — and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago.
Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust
Trust is on the decline, and we need to rebuild it. That's a commonly heard suggestion for making a better world ... but, says philosopher Onora O'Neill, we don't really understand what we're suggesting. She flips the question, showing us that our three most common ideas about trust are actually misdirected. (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)
The Write View: What Book Shaped You? (Part 2)
Authors from the 2012 National Book Festival share their personal stories on the books that shaped their lives. Speakers include James Dashner, Philip Levine, Lois Lowry, Susan Tejada, Michael Connelly, Esme Raji Codell, Donna Britt, Mac Barnett, Adam Rex and David Ezra Stein.
A Moment With Sheri Fink
Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and author Sheri Fink talks to Indigo about the experience of writing her recently released book,
Five Days at Memorial
. As a reader, one cannot help but be powerfully involved in this reconstruction of the trauma that workers in a hospital in New Orleans went through during Hurricane Katrina. In this quest for truth and justice, Fink reaches the very depth of what it means to be human in a time of crisis.
SEE MORE: http://inspired.indigo.ca/blog/indigo-spotlight-pick-five-days-memorial