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By ww2bw on February 27, 2012
Ok Chicagoish-ites. Here’s your chance to make the trip REALLY worthwhile. We will be giving away three copies of We Wanted to Be Writers at the end of our panel discussion Friday, March 2 (details below, extracted from the AWP official schedule). For a chance to win one of them, all you have to do […]
By ww2bw on October 6, 2011
We’re delighted to share a comprehensive interview with Eric, Glenn and Gordy Mennenga about We Wanted to Be Writers conducted by Charity Nebbe of Iowa Public Radio. It aired 10/4/2011.
Posted in Audio, Buzz About The Book, The Book | Tagged Allan Gurganus, Charity Nebbe, Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Gordon Mennenga, Iowa Public Radio, Jane Smiley, Joe Haldeman, John Irving, We Wanted to Be Writers | Leave a response
By ww2bw on October 4, 2011
Gotta love Iowa City audiences. Where else can you get an SRO crowd on a blustery Monday night?
By Cheryl on September 30, 2011
Gordy reports, “Here’s what I’m reading:” Good Benito by Alan Lightman The Truth About Celia by Kevin Brockmeier The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta and finally a book I read every year, The Dog of the South by Charles Portis.
Posted in Books by the Bed | Tagged Alan Lightman, Blind Willow Sleeping Woman, Charles Portis, Good Benito, Gordon Mennenga, Haruki Murakami, Kevin Brockmeier, Nicholson Baker, Rebecca Makkai, The Anthologist, The Borrower, The Dog of the South, The Leftovers, The Truth About Celia, Tom Perrotta | Leave a response
By ww2bw on September 26, 2011
How cool is that? Or, as Bill Manhire so eloquently put it, “Eric Olsen live streamed—all that 1950s science fiction is coming true.” Eric, Glenn, and Gordy Mennenga are reading from We Wanted to Be Writers tonight at 7 pm Central Time in Iowa City as part of the internationally known “Live from Prairie Lights” reading series. […]
Posted in Buzz About The Book, Events, The Book | Tagged Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Gordon Mennenga, Iowa City, Prairie Lights, Press-Citizen, The Writing University, We Wanted to Be Writers | 1 Response
By ww2bw on August 26, 2011
People are starting to talk! Here’s what they’re saying about We Wanted to Be Writers. Rosalyn Drexler: The book arrived and I started reading almost immediately . . . A warm feeling of community and secrets revealed . . . of belonging came over me. Most interesting that so many of us felt we were […]
Posted in Buzz About The Book | Tagged @ReadHeavily, Allan Gurganus, Bill Manhire, Geri Lipschultz, Gordon Mennenga, Robin Green, Rosalyn Drexler, Sean Giorgianni, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, We Wanted to Be Writers | Leave a response
By ww2bw on August 10, 2011
By Ross Howell Ross read this piece at the open mic night at The Mill in Iowa City during the Iowa Writers’ Workshop 75th Anniverary Reunion. It got quite a few laughs. My name is Ross Howell. I was a student in the Writer’s Workshop from 1975 to 1978. I’m here this evening to apologize. One […]
Posted in Creativity, Genre | Tagged 75th Anniversary, Bob Marcucci, Gary Iorio, Gordon Mennenga, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jack Leggett, Jim Harris, Kevin Hanick, Prairie Lights, Ross Howell, Vance Bourjaily | 4 Responses