Anna Quindlen photo courtesy of Maria Krovatin.
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Long Island LitFest & Gold Coast Arts Present Anna Quindlen!
Join us for an exciting in person conversation with New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen, as she talks about her latest work, Write for Your Life. This inspiring book shows us how anyone can write and why everyone should.
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Miller’s Valley, and Alternate Side. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. Her most recent book is Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.
Anna Quindlen author talk is moderated by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Jean Hanff Korelitz is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Plot, You Should Have Known (which aired on HBO in October 2020 as The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as a film in 2013 starring Tina Fey), The Devil and Webster, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for children. Her company BOOKTHEWRITER hosts Pop-Up Book Groups in which small groups of readers discuss new books with their authors. She lives in New York City with her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon. Photo courtesy of Michael Avedon.
Have a question for Ms. Quindlen? Email us in advance of the event at LILitFest@gmail.com.
Special thanks to Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington for providing the books for this event. **Covid Policy: The safety of our staff and audience is our first priority. We will require proof of vaccination for entry, either with a vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass or any other card downloaded to your phone. Negative Covid tests are not accepted. Masks are recommended for all vaccinated patrons at our indoor events.
About the Book
Write for Your Life is a guide for those who don’t, won’t, or think they can’t write, what Anna Quindlen calls “civilians.” Using examples past, present, and future—from Anne Frank to Toni Morrison to members of her own family—Quindlen makes vivid all the ways in which writing connects us, to ourselves and to those we cherish. From love letters written after World War II to journal reflections from nurses and doctors today, and using her personal experiences not just as a writer but as a mother and daughter, Quindlen makes the case that recording our daily lives in an enduring form is more important than ever. All of our histories, of current events and personal challenges, can be understood and passed down through the written word; “to write the present,” Quindlen says, “is to believe in the future.” Write for Your Life is a clarion call to pick up the pen, and find yourself.