Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace

Online, Brooklyn Book Festival Monday, September 27, 2021

On Monday, September 27, join writers and Tolstoy Together contributors Annie Liontas, Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes, Richard Z. Santos, and Laura Spence-Ash for a conversation on how reading together changed how they write alone, from new craft lessons learned to old ones renewed, moderated by Megan Cummins.

Event Details
Monday, September 27, 2021
7:00 PM ET
Online on Zoom
Register here.
This is an official 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event.

Tolstoy Together was inspired by the virtual book club Yiyun Li hosted with A Public Space to read War and Peace. Her daily reading journal appears in the book, alongside commentary from hundreds of fellow readers, including Garth Greenwell, Amitava Kumar, Sara Majka, Tom Drury, Alexandra Schwartz, Carl Phillips, and others.

Annie Liontas is the author of the novel Let Me Explain You (Scribner).

Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes is a writer and former New York City public school English teacher.

Richard Z. Santos is the author of Trust Me (Arté Publico).

Laura Spence-Ash is a writer and the Founding Editor of CRAFT.

Megan Cummins is the author of If the Body Allows It (Nebraska) and the managing editor at A Public Space.


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