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

$25.00 Members
$35.00 Non-members

Join the Book Project for happy hour, catered dinner, and 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. Dinner and drinks included (vegetarian and gluten-free options available). If you'd like a ticket to just the lecture, with the dinner and drinks, register here.

Schedule:

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

6:00 PM: Catered dinner

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

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

Schedule

Sep 23, 2022 5:00pm - 8:30pm