Book Discussion on The Writing Life

Ms. Arana moderated a discussion on writing and the creative process. She is the editor of the book The Writing Life: Writers on… read more

Ms. Arana moderated a discussion on writing and the creative process. She is the editor of the book The Writing Life: Writers on How They Think and Work: A Collection from the Washington Post Book World, published by PublicAffairs. The book is a collection of more than fifty essays from contemporary writers who share experiences relating to their chosen vocation. Ms. Arana had solicited the essays for her “Writing Life” column in the Washington Post. She also wrote the introduction to the collection and a brief biography of each contributor. Three authors, who are contributors to The Writing Life, joined Ms. Arana to discuss topics such as when they first realized they were writers, personal working and writing techniques and whether writing can be taught. A question and answer period followed the authors' remarks.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jun 29, 2003
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Aug 2, 2003

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