Michael Silverblatt | Master Class

Brooklyn, NY Saturday, December 7

As a writer, you will inevitably be interviewed about your work. Whether it is a casual conversation or a formal interview, speaking in public—and having thoughts at the ready—requires a skill that is often underestimated. And when the opportunity arises, we are often unprepared. How can we prepare, practice and learn to speak about our writing so that every conversation becomes an opportunity to elevate and support our work?

Michael Silverblatt shares his insights on how to present yourself, and your work—developed from his experience as the host of the radio program Bookworm, where he has interviewed more than three hundred authors, including Rabih Alameddine, Ann Beattie, John D’Agata, Chris Kraus, Eileen Myles, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Sapphire, Edward St. Aubyn, Chris Ware, and Edmund White.

The Master Class will also include an in-person interview with Garth Greenwell, who will join Michael Silverblatt for the class. Both will provide commentary during their conversation—on how to read thoughtfully, explore questions with genuine curiosity and listen attentively. Join us at the carriage house for a one-of-a-kind Master Class, for anyone interested in a greater understanding of yourself, and your own writing.

“I haven’t met anyone else in the media with anything approaching the depth and perspicuity of Michael Silverblatt. Doing an interview with him is an education in itself.” —Tom McCarthy

“A reader as imaginative as a writer, Michael Silverblatt reminds us of what a book is: not a gift, but a collaboration, something a reader makes too.” —Mona Simpson

Course Schedule
Saturday, December 7
2:00 - 5:00 pm
1 session

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