The Book Project Presents: Invention As a Form of Inheritance with Idra Novey

$30.00 Members
$35.00 Non-members

Join the Book Project for a keynote with Idra Novey, author of the just published Take What You Need—which Garth Greenwell called a "major novel," that he read in a "white heat"—as well as Ways To Disappear and Those Who Knew. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and Novey's new books will be available for purchase.


4:00 PM: (Optional) Book Project Info Session (free; register here)

5:00 PM: Happy hour with current Book Project members

6:00 PM: Catered dinner

7:00 PM: Novey's talk, followed by a Q&A  

Invention As a Form of Inheritance: In this lecture, visiting novelist Idra Novey will speak about material and conjured legacies, how both can shape a writer’s life. She will talk about the scrapyard her namesake started over a century ago in Appalachia, which she didn’t visit until adulthood, and the figurative scrapyard she’s made of it in her mind, as a novelist. Writers will be invited to consider the potential upsides of inheriting nothing fixed or physical, of having the freedom to invent one’s own legacy through art and language instead.

Instructor: Idra Novey Learn More


Apr 21, 2023 5:00pm - 8:30pm