The Book Project Presents: The Light at the End of the Tunnel with Peter Ho Davies (Denver)

$10.00 Members
$20.00 Non-members

Join the Book Project for a keynote with Peter Ho Davies, author of A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself, The Welsh Girl, and numerous books of fiction and nonfiction. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and Davies' books will be for sale by BookBar. If you'd like dinner and drinks, in addition to a ticket to the lecture, register here.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Maybe the single most common question for any writer about revision is How do you know when you're done? It's a question that betrays our impatience, and uncertainty about the process, but at its nagging, gnawing heart it's a question that reveals our secret horror of revision as some infinite Sisyphean task. That's a uniquely unsettling dread for writers. Our stories and novels, after all, are supposed to end, and yet revision—the story of a story, of how a story comes to be written—can appear endless. But the operative word here is "appear." Revision, at root, is about vision, about seeing and re-seeing, seeing again and anew. There is a light at the end of that long revisionary tunnel if only we can see it. This talk will chart one winding, personal journey through that tunnel—via memoir and fiction—towards that distant glimmer of light and hopefully, in the process, help all of us to better recognize it when we spy it.

Instructor: Peter Ho Davies Learn More


Sep 23, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm