The Book Project Presents: Writing While the World's On Fire with Vauhini Vara

$5.00 Members
$10.00 Non-members

Writing While the World's On Fire: At a time like this, how can anyone possibly be writing? In this keynote, Vauhini Vara, the author of the forthcoming The Immortal King Rao and This is Salvaged, will tell the story of selling her novel and short-story collection to a publishing house the day before the coronavirus pandemic hit—and having to suddenly wrestle with how to meet a deadline this fall for edits on the novel, while also caring for a five-year-old who is home from school and worrying about the health of her family members and society at large. She will share her personal experience of trying to find the logistical and emotional space to write during this time, with mixed results, and offer insights, from her own experience and those of her writer friends, into how we all might go about mapping a new writing practice onto this new way of life.

Due to concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Lighthouse is moving all in-person classes to remote participation through Zoom, a simple teleconferencing technology, from March 16 through at least April 17. All participants will be emailed guidance for how to use Zoom and will be provided technical support. Lighthouse is closely monitoring developments with COVID-19 and we’re hopeful students can return to our sites in mid-April, but are prepared for classes to run remotely through the entire session if needed. Please send any questions or concerns to [email protected]

Instructor: Vauhini Vara Learn More


Apr 17, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm