evenings with our authors

The Evenings With Our Authors series is an intimate, seasonal dinner-and-discussion series I started in 2009 to run in conjunction with my Creative Nonfiction workshops. Run by donation and open to past and present participants in my workshops only, the series offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to ask our authors the kinds of questions we most want to ask: how to get out of our own ways, how to live with the challenges of essaying, how to move through the world as creators of self-realized work. We eat, we talk, we get read to—there’s really nothing else like it, and it’s a terrifically good time.

Past guests have included John D’Agata, Liza Dalby, Brenda Miller, Lidia Yuknavitch, Ryan Van Meter, Wendy. C. Ortiz, Elizabeth Scarboro, Novella Carpenter, Pam Houston, Sarah Arvio, and Paul Lisicky. Want to register for the next evening?–email me at rgouirand [at] gmail [dot] com to see whether there might be room for you to join us. If you’re currently enrolled in one of my local Creative Nonfiction workshops, your space has already been held for you for any evenings scheduled during the session for which you are registered.