Past Art of Writing

Past Art of Writing

Sonali Deraniyagala

In Conversation
Art of Writing
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024 5:00 pm
| David Brower Center

Sonali Deraniyagala lost her entire family, including two sons, in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. She discusses Wave, her bestselling memoir on the experience, which won the PEN Ackerley Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Doreen St. Félix

In Conversation with Hilton Als
Art of Writing
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 5:00 pm
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Doreen St. Félix is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the magazine’s TV critic. She talks with author and New Yorker critic Hilton Als.

Katrina Dodson on the Art of Translation

Writing and Thinking in Two Languages
Art of Writing
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021 4:00 pm
| Online

Katrina Dodson, winner of the 2016 PEN Translation Prize, reflects on why there is no such thing as a perfect translation, and why the work of translating requires inhabiting other worlds.

Michael Lewis

In Conversation on the Art of Writing
Art of Writing
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 5:00 pm
| Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe Library

Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, Moneyball, and other bestselling books, discusses his career and practice as a writer.

Patricia Williams in Conversation with Ramona Naddaff

When Not to Write Like a Lawyer: The Art of Genre Transgression
Art of Writing
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 4:00 pm
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Patricia Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University. A scholar of race, gender, and law, she is a prolific writer across a variety of genres. Her books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights and Open House: Of Family, Food, Piano Lessons, and the Search for a Room of My Own. She is a columnist for the Nation.

A Book is Born

Greil Marcus and Steve Wasserman
Art of Writing
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 4:00 pm
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Cultural critic Greil Marcus and publisher Steve Wasserman discuss their nearly half-century of collaboration.

Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages

Interview with Adriana Lisboa
Art of Writing
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 3:30 pm
| Townsend Center

Award-winning Brazilian novelist and poet Adriana Lisboa speaks in conversation with Professor Candace Slater (Spanish & Portuguese) about the work of writing and translation.