Past Events

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
2021

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
2021

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2018

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
2018

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2016

Art of Teaching Writing Lecture, “Dead Poets and Wonder Boys: Writing Teachers in the Movies”

Joseph Harris
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 | 2pm - 3:30pm
Joseph Harris, leader of the Art of Writing Summer Institute, considers the representation of writing teachers and instruction in popular culture. 
professor and students in classroom from Wonder Boys movie
Dec 2
2016

NaNoWriMo Write-ins at Doe Library

Sun, Nov 6, 2016 | 1pm - 9pm
Sign up for upcoming Doe Library write-ins on the NoNoWriMo website.
NaNoWriMo poster
Nov 6
2016

Reading: Berkeley Writers at Work

Geoffrey Nunberg
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 | 12pm - 1:30pm
Geoffrey Nunberg, Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, is the 2016 featured writer in the “Berkeley Writers at Work”… Continue reading Past Events
photo of Berkeley writers at work discussion
Oct 20
2016

Trinh T. Minh Ha Book Release

Trinh Minh Ha
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer, filmmaker, multimedia artist, composer, and UC Berkeley Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Rhetoric, Trinh Minh Ha reads from her newest work, Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared.
book cover of Lovecidal by Trinh Minh Ha
Oct 18
2016