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Litquake on Lockdown: We All Want to Change the World

April 8 @ 7:00 pm PDT

Free
Fiction writers are often told – by teachers, editors, and agents – that politics and literature don’t mix. But in these times of political polarization and dissatisfaction, many writers are reconsidering this conventional wisdom. How can ambitious writers find a space to explore the matters of life and death, wealth and poverty, war and governance, that affect us all? How should art respond to the terrors of modern life? Join five accomplished writers as they share work that has grappled with these questions.

All authors’ books available from your favorite indie bookstores, order from bookshop.org!

Livestream link to be posted the morning of!


Speakers

avatar for Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen‘s second novel, Bury What We Cannot Take (Little A, March 2018), was named a best book of the year by Entropy, Popsugar, and Book Bub, and a top pick of the season by Electric Literature, The Millions, The Rumpus, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle. She is also the aut… Read More →
avatar for Andrew Altschul

Andrew Altschul

Andrew Altschul’s third novel, The Gringa, was published in March. In a starred review, Booklist called it “a captivating depiction of passion, disenchantment, and hope gone violently awry.” His previous novels are Deus Ex Machina and Lady Lazarus. His work has appeared in Best… Read More →
avatar for Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel is the author of two novels and two story collections. Her most recent book, Awayland, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, a Finalist for the California Book Award, Colorado Book Award and long-listed for the Story Prize. She is the recipient of the PEN/USA… Read More →
avatar for Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, and the forthcoming collection The Office of Historical Corrections. She is the winner of the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, a National Book… Read More →
avatar for Joshua Furst

Joshua Furst

Joshua Furst’s critically acclaimed novel Revolutionaries was published last year.  He’salso the author of The Sabotage Café—named to the 2007 year-end best-of lists of the Chicago Tribune, the Rocky Mountain News and the Philadelphia City Paper, as well as being awarded the… Read More →

Organizer

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