The Black Mountain Institute, The Writer’s Block, and The Believer are proud to kick off our spring season with Elizabeth McCracken, winner of the Story Prize and National Book Award finalist. McCracken’s will discuss her latest book, Bowlaway, with fiction writer and BMI PhD Fellow Wendy Wimmer. Bowlaway tells the story of Bertha Truitt, a woman found unconscious in a New England cemetery with nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person.
Pulitzer Prize winner and two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses her new book Monument: New & Selected Poems with Clark County Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson for the final Believer Presents event of the fall season.
Award-winning essayist Lucas Mann joins Believer contributor Sarah Marshall in a conversation about reality television, longform nonfiction, and storytelling surrounding the occasion of Mann’s third book, Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV. Signing and reception to follow.
The Black Mountain Institute, The Believer magazine, and The Writer’s Block announce a new event series featuring critically-acclaimed authors in conversation. Our inaugural event features R.O. Kwon in conversation with novelist Derek Palacio about Kwon’s highly-anticipated debut, The Incendiaries.