CFA: Women in Crime Fiction

Four of crime fiction’s most exciting writers—Megan Abbott, Laura Lippman, Alison Gaylin & Alafair Burke—joined us to discuss what the success of crime novels by women says about the current state of both this genre & society. WATCH 

Notes on Fiction: loadbang

This event presented new music chamber group loadbang, performing a piece by David Smooke called ‘A Baby Bigger Grows Than Up Was.' Based on a story by writer Michael Kimball, the piece is inspired by the opposing processes inherent to the story. WATCH

Matt Bell & Annie DeWitt

Inspired by their time at the Center’s workshops, Matt Bell (A Tree Or A Person Or A Wall) & Annie DeWitt (White Nights in Split Town City) joined us to explore sentence craft and precision prose writing. WATCH

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