Friday, March 27, 2009

Colson Whitehead Coming to Ann Arbor

I was just musing the other day about all the authors I would love to meet in person. I guess the universe heard me, because the top one on my list is coming to my hometown, just in time for my birthday.

Colson Whitehead, best known as the author of the novels John Henry Days and The Intuitionist is coming to the Ann Arbor Book Festival( May 17-19). I love his work and I’m going to hear him speak at a breakfast function. I promise not to make a fool out of myself by acting like a clueless fan.

While here he will be teaching a workshop at the Festival's writers conference. Below is the name of the workshop and the description.

How to Write, Or A Few Things I Learned From Listening to the Donna Summer Version of 'MacArthur Park'

The writing process is challenging for any writer. This session will present keen insights into the process from one of our country's most celebrated young writers. Come meet him, hear his story, and find out what he means by this rather interesting title, suggested by him!

Colson Whitehead will also be talking about and signing his new novel Sag Harbor. I heard it's great and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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