2017 Festival

All events free and open to the public.


The Realms of Nonfiction

Nonfiction prize recipients Maya Jasanoff and Ashleigh Young talk with Briallen Hopper about fact-based writing and the imagination. Briallen Hopper ’s book of essays on love and friendship is forthcoming...

Thursday, September 14, 12:00 PM

Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama

On Becoming a Writer

Prize Director Michael Kelleher talks with André Alexis, Erna Brodber, Ike Holter, and Ashleigh Young about how and when and why they started writing, and the greatest challenges they have...

Thursday, September 14, 5:30 PM

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Ancestors: Where Do We Come From and Why Do We Care?

In conversation with novelist Min Jin Lee ( YC '90), Erna Brodber, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Maya Jasanoff, and Ashleigh Young explore the various ways that writers discover their ancestors and...

Friday, September 15, 12:00 PM