Coverage of the 2008 Seminar: "New Voices: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?"

John Hersey Memorial Address: Mark Doty (First Session) & Lee Smith (Second Session)
Presenters: Gigi Amateau, Ann Beattie, Judy Blume, Tina Chang, Billy Collins, Trevor Corson, Junot Díaz, Annie Dillard, Mark Doty, Nell Freudenberger, James Gleick, Terrance Hayes, Mary Hays, Silas House, Uzodinma Iweala, Tayari Jones, Janna Levin, Carolyn Mackler, Vestal McIntyre, Daniel Menaker, Bich Minh Nguyen, Manuel Muñoz, Maggie Nelson, Meghan O’Rourke, Hannah Pittard, Connie Regan-Blake, Robert D. Richardson, Patrick Ryan, Timothy Seldes, Brenda Shaughnessy, Porter Shreve, Susan Shreve, Jake Silverstein, Lee Smith, Robert Stone, Edmund White, Dara Wier, Hilma Wolitzer, and Kevin Young. Writers’ Workshop Faculty: Billy Collins, Trevor Corson, Bich Minh Nguyen, Connie Regan-Blake,Timothy Seldes, Porter Shreve, Susan Shreve, Lee Smith, Robert Stone, Dara Wier, and Hilma Wolitzer.

"The Voice of the Poet: Becoming an Individual on the Page" with poets Mark Doty, Brenda Shaughnessy, Tina Chang and Terrance Hayes. Photo by Bonni Kogos.

Poet Tina Chang. Photo by Bonni Kogos.

The "Coming to America" panel with Bich Minh Nguyen and Judy Blume. Photo by Bonni Kogos.

Novelists Judy Blume and Bich Minh Nguyen. Photo by Bonni Kogos.

Authors Mary Hays and Judy Blume during their panel, "Tapping the Funny Bone". Photo by Bonni Kogos.

Poet Mark Doty and author Paul Lisicky. Photo by Bonni Kogos.

KWLS Executive Director Miles Frieden. Photo by Bonni Kogos.

A panel with novelist Uzodinma Iweala. Photo by Curt Richter.

The line of attendees waiting to have their books signed at the 26th Annual KWLS.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Dillard during her book signing.

Author Junot Díaz signs a book for a seminar attendee.

Novelists James Gleick and Janna Levin during their panel, "Lying Toward Truth".

A reception for the 26th Annual KWLS. Photo by Curt Richter.

A reception for the 26th Annual KWLS. Photo by Curt Richter.

Author Tayari Jones during a reception. Photo by Curt Richter.

Novelist Ann Beattie with former Poet Laureate Billy Collins during a reception. Photo by Curt Richter.

Ann Beattie with Billy Collins. Photo by Curt Richter.



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