In Their Own Words: Writers and Authors

8232Explore new interviews and readings from your favorite authors as well as up and coming authors and students from the University of California.

Writers explain in their own words the process of creation, how they stay motivated, and what it takes to go from an idea to a completed piece of writing. Listen as they read new and popular excerpts of their work and discuss the writing life during in-depth interviews. From poetry to prose, memoirs to fiction, screenplays to blogs – whether your passion is reading, writing, or both – with our latest collection, you’ll discover new books to explore and perhaps find the inspiration to write one of your own.

Featuring:

Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates
Jane Hirshfield
Jane Hirshfield
Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis
Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz
Destin Daniel Cretton
Destin Daniel Cretton
Lysley Tenorio
Lysley Tenorio

… and more!

Browse our collection of Writers & Authors today!

Poetry Spring Fling with Billy Collins

No foolin’…. April is National Poetry Month and we’re headlining our linguistic Spring fling with a delightful presentation featuring¬†American poet Billy Collins, who reads a¬†selection of humorous poems and discusses the craft of writing with Dean Nelson and an appreciate audience at the keynote event of the 2013 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.

“An Evening with Billy Collins” premieres tonight (April 1) at 8pm and is also available online, along with excerpts of Collins’ readings of individual poems.

You can also browse our astounding archive of programs from past Writer’s Symposium events, going all the way back to 2000 with guests Otis Chandler, former publisher of the LA Times, and best-selling author George Plimpton. There’s even a remarkable conversation with legendary author Ray Bradbury!

If you’re hungry for more poetry, make sure to browse our complete poetry library, loaded with established and emerging writers from around the world.

This is no April Fools’ prank, we promise!