Ann Hood taught a fiction workshop at Summer Words 2015. She participated in several public readings and panels on topics ranging from “Writing from Life” to “The Long Haul”.
Ann Hood is the author of fifteen books including the best-selling novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, and most recently, An Italian Wife. Her acclaimed memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, explores her path toward healing after the loss of her five-year-old daughter, Grace, who died suddenly in 2002 from a virulent form of strep. Comfort was named one of the top ten non-fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly. Her essays and short stories have been published in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Tin House and on The New York Times Op-Ed page, and have been anthologized in Best American Food Writing, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing Awards. The winner of two Pushcart Prizes and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, Hood is also the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting and teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing program at The New School in New York City.
“The Creative Life” at Summer Words 2015
Featuring Andre Dubus III, Dani Shapiro, and Ann Hood
Moderated by Adrienne Brodeur
This post was written by Caroline Tory