Coverage of the 2012 Seminar: "Yet Another World: Literature of the Future"

John Hersey Memorial Address: Douglas Coupland and William Gibson
Presenters: Margaret Atwood, Billy Collins, Douglas Coupland, Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Rivka Galchen, William Gibson, James Gleick, Robert Krulwich, Jonathan Lethem, Janna Levin, Valerie Martin, China Miéville, Joyce Carol Oates, Dexter Palmer, George Saunders, Gary Shteyngart, James Tate, Colson Whitehead, and Charles Yu. Writers’ Workshop Faculty: Paulette Bates Alden, Margaret Atwood, Billy Collins, Valerie Martin, Mary Morris, Lee Smith, Robert Stone, and Dara Wier.

Merchandise for the 30th Annual KWLS. Photo by Curt Richter.

KWLS board member Robert D. Richardson and Executive Director Miles Frieden. Photo by Curt Richter.

The registration table at the 30th Annual KWLS. Photo by Nick Doll.

Novelists Douglas Coupland and William Gibson during the John Hersey Memorial Conversation, "Why Is It Always Now?". Photo by Nick Doll.

The stage setup for the 30th Annual KWLS. Photo by Nick Doll.

The stage setup for the 30th Annual KWLS. Photo by Nick Doll.

A reception at the Key West Lighthouse. Photo by Nick Doll.

Novelist James Gleick during Friday morning's introduction. Photo by Nick Doll.

Novelist Jonathan Lethem during his reading, "The True and the Real". Photo by Nick Doll.

The panel, "Why Other Worlds?" with moderator James Gleick, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood and China Miéville. Photo by Nick Doll.

The crowd during the panel, "Why Other Worlds?". Photo by Nick Doll.

Novelist Charles Yu during his reading, "The Bored Explorers". Photo by Nick Doll.

"How to Construct a Universe", a panel with sci-fi novelists Charles Yu and Dexter Palmer. Photo by Nick Doll.

(L-R) Authors Dexter Palmer, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Lethem at their book signing. Photo by Nick Doll.

The line for the book signing at the 30th Annual KWLS. Photo by Nick Doll.

Author Jennifer Egan during her reading, "The Powerpoint Narrative". Photo by Nick Doll.

Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Tate. Photo by Nick Doll.

Associate Director Arlo Haskell during stage setup. Photo by Nick Doll.

George Saunders during his reading, "The Honorable Old Task". Photo by Nick Doll.

The book sale for the 30th Annual KWLS. Photo by Nick Doll.

The "Looking for Planet X" panel with Michael Coupland and MIchael Cunningham. Photo by Nick Doll.

The crowd during the "Looking for Planet X" panel. Photo by Nick Doll.

The panel "Science and Story" with Janna Levin, Jonathan Lethem and Rivka Galchen. Photo by Nick Doll.

A book signing with (L-R) Jennifer Egan, Michael Cunningham, Douglas Coupland and James Tate. Photo by Nick Doll.

(L-R) Writers James Gleick, Jonathan Lethem, Charles Yu, William Gibson and Janna Levin. Photo by Nick Doll.

Novelist Joyce Carol Oates during her reading, "Close Encounters with the Other". Photo by Nick Doll.

(L-R) Moderator James Gleick with authors Charles Yu, Jennifer Egan and Michael Cunningham during "The Elephant in the Room" panel. Photo by Nick Doll.

Executive Director Miles Frieden. Photo by Nick Doll.

Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Tate signs a KWLS poster. Photo by Nick Doll.

Janna Levin during her reading, "Death By Blackhole". Photo by Nick Doll.

National Book Award winner Colson Whitehead during his reading, "Departing the Zone". Photo by Nick Doll.

A book signing with authors Charles Yu, James Gleick, Janna Levin and Colson Whitehead. Photo by Nick Doll.

Writer Rivka Galchen during the panel, "Narrating Thought: The Mind at Work" with George Saunders. Photo by Nick Doll.

Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins during his reading, "The Past and the Future". Photo by Nick Doll.

(L-R) Moderator Robert Krulwich with China Miéville, William Gibson and Dexter Palmer during the panel, "Here Comes the Dirigibles". Photo by Nick Doll.

A book signing with (L-R) George Saunders, Rivka Galchen, Billy Collins and William Gibson. Photo by Nick Doll.

Entertainment for a reception at the Key West Lighthouse. Photo by Nick Doll.

(L-R) Writers Colson Whitehead, Janna Levin, Billy Collins and Jennifer Egan pose for a group photo at a reception. Photo by Nick Doll.

KWLS board member Judy Blume poses with writer China Miéville. Photo by Nick Doll.

(L-R) Moderator Valerie Martin, Colson Whitehead, Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Lethem during the panel, "After the Apocalypse". Photo by Nick Doll.

Historian and biographer Robert D. Richardson. Photo by Nick Doll.

Margaret Atwood, Gary Shteyngart and Michael Cunningham during their book signing. Photo by Nick Doll.

2012 Johnson-Merrill-Russo Award recipient Diana Khoi Nguyen. Photo by Nick Doll.

A reception at the Oldest House Museum & Garden. Photo by Nick Doll.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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