On Sunday, October 6, 2013 Elizabeth Huergo discussed the power of place in evoking history and the story of how the city of Havana became a character in her debut novel The Death of Fidel Perez (Unbridled 2013).
On Sunday, February 10, 2013, poet Mary Sherman Willis and her publisher Katherine McNamara discussed the two distinct publishing formats of an excerpt of her forthcoming book-length poem as “Cave Boy,” an iPad-only digital edition and a hand-made art book edition.
On November 29, 2012, Clifford Garstang, author of What the Zhang Boys Know, discussed the literary form of “novel-in-stories” with editor and writer Katherine McNamara.
Alma Katsu is the author of The Taker and The Reckoning. The Taker was selected by the American Library Association/Booklist as one of the top ten debut novels of 2011, and translation rights have sold in a dozen languages. She is a graduate (MA) of the Johns Hopkins writing program and an alumna of the Squaw Valley Writers Conference.
Enrique Urueta is a queer Colombian-American playwright from South Boston, VA whose award-winning plays Learn to Be Latina, The Danger of Bleeding Brown, and Forever Never Comes have been presented across the country.
Charles Shields, author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee and a forthcoming biography of Kurt Vonnegut, shared his insights on the use of details in biography at WriterHouse on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
Charles J. Shields spent four years researching and writing Mockingbird. Shields has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in American history from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he was a James Scholar. He lives in central Virginia with his wife, Guadalupe.
Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan presented an evening of poetry and letterpress at WriterHouse on Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Kevin McFadden is the author of Hardscrabble, an inaugural selection of the VQR Poetry series. Originally from the Cleveland area, he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia and now lives in Charlottesville. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Fence, Kenyon Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, Poetry, and in other publications.
Angie Hogan received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she was a Hoyns Fellow as well as the recipient of a Javits Fellowship. Her poems appear in The Antioch Review, Bellingham Review, Harpur Palate, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, Ploughshares, Third Coast, and The Virginia Quarterly Review among other journals. Originally from East Tennessee, she now works at the University of Virginia Press.
McFadden and Hogan read from their works and discussed the writing life and the art of letterpress in a question-and-answer session following their reading.