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Jayne Anne Phillips, speaking on publisher/mentor Seymour Lawrence, joins Tom Grimes, author of Mentor, a Memoir (on writing and his Iowa mentor, Frank Conroy); Elizabeth Benedict, editor of Mentors, Muses, Monsters; Alexander Chee, author of Annie Dillard and The Writing Life; John McIntyre, editor of Memorable Days (letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps); and Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning book columnist, discuss the influence of literary mentors, the value of literary letters, and the importance of the mentor/apprentice relationship.
Saturday, February 5th, 2011, 1:45 - 2:45
Palladian Ballroom
Omni Shoreham Hotel, West Lobby
Washington, D. C.

Gemini Ink, San Antonio, TX

Reading, 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 4th, 2011 with Cyrus Cassells

Seminar: Imagination vs. Memory -- The Art of Perspective in Memoir Writing, Saturday, March 5th, 10:00 a.m.

Tin House Summer Conference, Reed College, Portland, OR, Thursday, July 15th, 7:30 p.m.

Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, NM, Tuesday, August 10th, 5:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway @ 82nd Street, New York City, Wednesday, August 18th, 7:00 p.m.

The Half King, 23rd Street @ 10th Avenue, NYC, Monday, August 23rd, 7:00 p.m., Reading, Q & A

Barnes & Noble at the Arboretum, Austin, TX, Friday, August 27th, 7:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, NW 410, #104, San Antonio, TX, Thursday, September 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, River Oaks, 2030 West Gray, Houston, TX, Thursday, September 30th, 7:00 p.m.

Wordstock Festival, Powell's Books, Portland, OR, Saturday, October 9th, 12:00 and 3:00 pm.

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, Monday, October 11th

Portland State University, Portland, OR, Tuesday, October 12th

Elliot Bay Books, Seattle, WA, Thursday, October 14th, 4:00 pm.

Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX, Saturday, October 16th, 3:00 pm.

Roosevelt University, Chicago, Roosevelt Gage Gallery, Wednesday, October 27th, 5:00 p.m.

Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, Iowa, Thursday, October 28th, 7:30 p.m.

Live streaming of the reading may be found at this link:

Texas Author Day-San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX. Sunday, November 14, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Reading at 3:45 p.m.