WriterHouse: From the Page to the Stage with James Magruder

James Magruder reading from his novel, Let Me See It, at WriterHouse
James Magruder reading from his novel, Let Me See It, at WriterHouse

On June 26, 2014, James Magruder, who started his first short story in 2001 after sixteen years in show business as a dramaturg, translator, and musical book writer, discusses of his new story collection, Let Me See It, and how his career in professional theatre has both warped and enhanced his writing. Thanks to our moderator, Gare Gailbraith

Charles Shields on the Importance of Detail in Biography

Charles ShieldsCharles 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.

Hilary Steinitz and Rachel Unkefer on WriterHouse

They say everyone has a book in them — but it takes the right environment and skills to bring it out. On the Monday, December 29, 2008, edition of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now, Hilary Steinitz and Rachel Unkefer talked with Coy Barefoot about WriterHouse, Charlottesville’s new writing community. WriterHouse provides classes, writing space, and community for all levels and types of writers. A new slate of classes begins January 2009.