A Literary Season Online [] The San Miguel Writers’ Conference

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  • The San Miguel Writers’ Conference Presents
    A Literary Season Online

    Connecting You to the World of Writing

    OCTOBER 2020–MARCH 2021

    Details are available on the website
    sanmiguelwritersconference.org/


    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    MARGARET ATWOOD

    Award-winning Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist best known for her book The Handmaid’s Tale.

    In Conversation with Merilyn Simonds

    Sunday, October 11, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.


    JOSEPH BOYDEN

    Award-wining author who works with and writes about the First Nations people of Northern Ontario.

    In Conversation with Hal Wake

    Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.


    A’LELIA BUNDLES

    Award-winning journalist and author who wrote On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker.

    A Woman Ahead of Her Time: Madam C. J. Walker’s Life as Entrepreneur, Activist and Philanthropist

    Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.


    RICHARD BLANCO

    Fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history — the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role.

    In Times Like These:  How to Love Our County?

    In Conversation with Helene Atwar

    Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.


    YURI HERRERA

    Signs Preceding the End of the World was described as an entrance “to the golden gate of Mexican literature”.

    In Conversation with Armida Zepeda

    In Spanish with English Subtitles

    Sunday, January 17, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.


    SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE WINNER

    The Scotiabank Giller Prize is awarded to a Canadian author of a novel or short story collection. Past winners include Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Mordecai Richler, and Joseph Boyden. The winner will be announced on November 2020.

    In Conversation with Merilyn Simonds

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.


    DIANA GABALDON

    American author known for the Outlander series of novels.

    The Art of the Sentence

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.


    SIMON WINCHESTER

    New York Times best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman.

    The Tangled Pleasures of the Writing Life

    In Conversation with Hal Wake

    Sunday, March 7, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.


    JORGE F. HERNÁNDEZ AND MARGO GLANTZ

    Escritores al tú x tú: The Mexican tradition in literature

    In Spanish with English Subtitles

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.


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