The Writer's Studio Craft Talk with Edwidge Danticat: Writing Life and Death

$65.00 Members
$75.00 Non-members

Based on Edwidge Danticat's critically acclaimed craft book, The Art of Death, Writing the Final Story, this course will explore writing about both life and death, using examples from well known novels as well as Danticat's own writing and life experience. This is a prepared talk, followed by a Q & A. Reading Danticat's book ahead of time is recommended but not required. Participants will write, and possibly share, their own short works addressing carpe diem, "living in the moment," mortality, mourning, and grief.

Tickets for Danticat's on-stage reading and interview that evening are available here. Discounted tickets are available for students, seniors, teachers, and veterans, and through our All-Access Pass.

Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, Claire of the Sea Light, and Everything Inside. She is also the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2. She has written seven books for children and young adults, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last MapouMama's Nightingale, Untwine, My Mommy Medicine, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance. Her memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation “The Art of Change” fellow, and the winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize and the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award. She lives in Miami.

Instructor: Edwidge Danticat Learn More


Oct 02, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm