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Author Talk: Books, Craft and the Writer’s Life

October 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Sunday, October 3 | 4 PM | Dog-Eared Books

Join us for a conversation between author Janis Cooke Newman and essayist Ana McCracken on books, craft, and the writer’s life.

Janis Cook Newman is the author of two award-winning historical novels, Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln and A Master Plan for Rescue, and the memoir The Russian Word for Snow. The founder of Lit Camp, a juried writers’ conference based in norhtern California, Janis is an editor and teacher committed to helping writers get their work out into the world.

Ana is the founder of the Ames Writers Collective, an organization committed to building and uplifting communitties throuth the art of writing and storytelling, while advancing the literacry arts in Ames, Iowa.


October 3, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm