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Publishing 360 Workshops

Writers on Writers: Interviewing Artists

polaroid photos of mentees and mentors, iPad and fun stickers

Saturday, Dec. 10
2-4 PM ET

online event; open to Publishing 360 mentors and mentees

In this workshop, we’ll learn the art of interviewing writers about their writing.

When we take on the role of interviewers, we are able to direct discourse and create narrative. We can connect with other writers and learn from their experiences, intensions, and stories.

But what kinds of questions make for a great interview? How can writers bring something special to an interview with an author? We’ve got you—join us for all the best tips and tricks!

Meet the Teaching Artist

Kathryn Destin

Kathryn Destin

Kathryn is a nonprofit researcher and writer and also was the 2022-23 Editor-In-Residence for Girls Write Now. An only child from Harlem, NYC, Kathryn looks for community in many spaces centered on her interests such as cooking, comedy, Blackness, queerness and investigative journalism. She is a Girls Write Now mentee and is fascinated by film, media and writing as avenues for social advocacy and activism. As a young creative, she is excited to utilize various mediums to speak against injustice and share stories from marginalized voices.

Meet the Teaching Artist

Vahni Kurra

Vahni Kurra

Vahni Kurra (she/hers) hails from disparate parts of the American Midwest with roots in Southern India. She recently earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Kenyon College, where she co-edited Hika, Kenyon’s oldest, student-run literary magazine. Vahni’s work centers on themes of displacement, and her personal essay, “Banana Republic,” was published in Oyster River Pages. She is currently the book review editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection. Vahni has always been a strong advocate for the rights of women and trans* folks, as she has interned for NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and helped facilitate a peer support program for Kenyon students impacted by sexual assault. Vahni is excited to blend her passions for gender equality and creative writing as she works with Girls Write Now to ensure that all mentees have the same opportunities that she did to pursue their artistic and personal dreams.

This event is open to:

publishing 360 mentees and publishing 360 mentors

December 10, 2022 2:00 pm 4:00 pm EST

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