Past Events

Sonali Deraniyagala

In Conversation
Wed, Apr 10, 2024 | 5pm
Registration Requested, Event is Free and Open to the PublicDavid Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA While on vacation… Continue reading Past Events
Sonali Deraniyagala Portrait by Colin Bell.
Apr 10

Doreen St. Felix

In Conversation with Hilton Als
Tue, Feb 27, 2024 | 5pm - 6pm
Doreen St. Félix has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2017 and was named the magazine’s television critic in 2019.… Continue reading Past Events
Doreen St. Félix Photo, Black & White
Feb 27

Cary Moskovitz on Text Recycling in Research Writing

UC Berkeley Events
Wed, Mar 15, 2023 | 1pm - 2pm
Professor Cary Moskovitz of Duke University, an expert in teaching STEM writing and the lead principle investigator of the Text… Continue reading Past Events
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Mar 15

A Tale of Two Berkeleys: A Student Symposium about The History of This City

Margaretta Lovell
Thu, Dec 9, 2021 | 4pm - 6pm
This symposium, presented by the students of History of Art 192G, focuses on the built environment of Berkeley’s Northbrae and… Continue reading Past Events
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Dec 9

Katrina Dodson on the Art of Translation

Katrina Dodson
Thu, Nov 4, 2021 | 12pm - 1pm
Writing and Thinking in Two Languages Katrina Dodson, winner of the 2016 PEN Translation Prize, reflects on why there is… Continue reading Past Events
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Nov 4

Joyce Carol Oates In Conversation on the Art of Writing

Joyce Carol Oates
Writers in Conversation | Thu, Mar 18, 2021 | 6pm - 7:30pm
Joyce Carol Oates, author of over 70 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is Professor Emerita of the Humanities at Princeton and has taught as a visiting professor of English at UC Berkeley. Her oeuvre confronts questions of interiority and violence, American history, and female experience.
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Mar 18

Craft: How Writers, Musicians, Athletes, and Others Cultivate Their Talent

Carlo Rotella
Tue, Nov 19, 2019 | 4pm - 6pm
Across his many books and articles, Carlo Rotella has teased out the mystery of craft: how someone learns to master a chosen domain, and then – through that mastery – transforms what’s possible within it.
Carlo Rotella speaking
Nov 19

Michael Lewis In Conversation on the Art of Writing

Michael Lewis
Tue, Feb 26, 2019 | 5pm - 7pm
Michael Lewis discusses his career as a writer, his writing practices, and the genesis of past, present, and future works.
Michael Lewis' Book Covers
Feb 26

A Conversation on Being an Editor and Being Edited

Emily Nemens
Mon, Feb 4, 2019 | 3pm - 4:30pm
Emily Nemens, editor of the Paris Review, discusses the nature of editing, being an editor, and being a woman in a literary space.
Paris Review Cover
Feb 4

Patricia Williams — When Not to Write like a Lawyer: The Art of Genre Transgression

Patricia Williams
Fri, Sep 14, 2018 | 4pm - 6pm
Patricia Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University, is a scholar of race, gender, and law, and a prolific writer across a variety of genres
Patricia Williams
Sep 14

A Book is Born — Greil Marcus & Steve Wasserman in Conversation

Steve Wasserman & Greil Marcus
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 | 4pm - 6pm
Art of Writing hosts a conversation between editor Steve Wasserman and music critic Greil Marcus, whose collaboration spans 46 years and three books.
photos of Greil Marcus and Steve Wasserman
Feb 22

Collaborations Performance

Lyn Hejinian and Daniel Benjamin
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 | 5pm - 7pm
Lyn Hejinian and Daniel Benjamin‘s Art of Writing seminar, Collaborations, closes the semester with a public performance of their works.… Continue reading Past Events
Me and Her painting
Dec 7

Art of Teaching Writing Faculty Workshop

Joseph Harris
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 | 10am - 1:30pm
Joseph Harris leads the Art of Teaching Writing Faculty Workshop, a condensed and tailored version for UC Berkeley faculty of Art of Writing’s Summer Institute.
Photo of students in college classroom
Nov 30

Come Write In (Part of National Novel Writing Month)

Sun, Nov 5, 2017 | 1pm - 9pm
Work on your academic projects, an article, a chapter, final research paper, memoir, or screenplay at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month.
illustration of keyboard with NaNoWriMo on screen
Nov 5

UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop

Sun, Jun 18, 2017 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
At the 2017 UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop, student veterans from all 10 UC campuses gather to study and practice the art of storytelling.
logo for UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop
Jun 18

Writing the Dissertation (Imagining the Book) with Bill Germano

William Germano
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 | 3:30pm - 5pm
William Germano, Cooper Union, addresses the skill of diagnosing your scholarly work to recognize where dissertations end and books begin.
photo of William Germano
Apr 20

Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages: Workshop with Adriana Lisboa & Ana Luísa Amaral

Adriana Lisboa and Ana Luísa Amaral
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 | 3:30pm - 5pm
Brazilian author Adriana Lisboa and Portuguese poet, critic, and translator Ana Luísa Amaral lead an intimate writing and translation workshop.
photo of Ana Luisa Amaral
Apr 12

Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages

Adriana Lisboa and Candace Slater
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 | 3:30pm - 5pm
Brazilian novelist and poet Adriana Lisboa speaks with Candace Slater (Spanish & Portuguese) about the work of writing and translation.
photo of Brazilian writer Adriana Lisboa
Apr 5

Second Annual Art of Writing Lecture by Robert Reich

Robert Reich
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 | 5pm - 6:30pm
Professor Robert Reich, Goldman School of Public Policy, discusses the current political climate and his practices as a writer.
Robert Reich speaking to students
Feb 23

Art of Writing Student Reading

Art of Writing students
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 | 3pm - 4:30pm
An end-of-semester reception and reading for Art of Writing students. Writers participating in this semester’s seminars read from works-in-progress and… Continue reading Past Events
fountain pen writing on paper
Dec 5