3:30-4:30 Open Q & A with Brock Clarke in Wiekamp Hall 2170
This Q & A session is excellent chance to interact with our guest, and to get advice about writing, publishing, and editing literary journals. I strongly encourage you to attend.
7:00 Reading and Awards in Northside Hall 158
Interview excerpt (from Bookslut):
Do you worry about what novels can do? You’ve talked about fiction writing being no more noble an occupation than other jobs. Do you sometimes have doubts about the worthiness of writing novels or their importance or the lack thereof?
Once in a while I have doubts. I tell my undergraduates who sometimes have grandiose ideas about what the writing life is like, many without doing any actual writing; I tell them that writing is no better than, say, being a plumber. Though, I think if you have an affinity for something, you have an obligation to do that thing.