Meg Wolitzer taught a fiction workshop at Aspen Summer Words 2014, and participated in several public panels.
Meg Wolitzer is a New York Times-bestselling author whose ten novels include The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, and The Wife. The Washington Post called her most recent book, The Interestings, a “sprawling, marvelously inventive novel…ambitious and enormously entertaining.” Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Wolitzer is a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier program at Princeton University and teaches in the M.F.A. program at Stony Brook Southampton. Additionally, she has taught in the graduate writing programs at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Columbia University, Skidmore College, the University of Houston, Boston University, and Barnard College.
Aspen Public Radio interviewed Meg on First Draft, a program that highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft and the literary arts.
“There’s a strand of people helping other people. You have to find them. I found them. We all need that. Every writer from top to bottom needs that because otherwise, you are writing into a void. Even writers who say they don’t show their writing to anyone —they show it to a cricket. Find yourself a dedicated reader who first and foremost wishes you well. And secondly, someone with whom you’ve talked about books. I think that’s a really helpful thing.”
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Aspen Idea Blog, Barbara Dills, September 8, 2014
This post was written by Caroline Tory