This Week is Lit

The Vermont Studio Center will be presenting yet another stimulating literary event in their Writer to Writer: Conversations on Craft & Featured Readings series. The series features two writers who read from their respective works before finally coming together to discuss the overall writer's experience. The conversations tackle an array of subjects, from publishing, to structure, to current events and shared skills. This week’s Writer to Writer participants will be authors Francisco Cantú and Emilio Carrero


Francisco Cantú is the author of The Line Becomes a River, which won the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. His work can be found in The New Yorker, Best American Essays, Harper’s Magazine, and more. Formerly a US border patrol agent, Cantú saw the violence and tragedy surrounding the border firsthand. These poignant encounters on both sides of the line ultimately served as the inspiration for his memoir. Cantú lives in Tucson and coordinates the Field Studies in Writing Program at the University of Arizona, developing work around border justice and environmental issues.

Emilio Carrero is the former editor-in-chief for Sonora Review and graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. Currently he is working on a memoir as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona. Carrero is also the 2021 recipient of the Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Nonfiction from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He has been published in the Kenyon Review, Terrain.org, Essay Daily, and Guernica.

This free and virtual event will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7PM EDT. Please register by submitting this form. A private Zoom link will then be provided.

In another exciting local development, the Adirondack Center for Writing will be hosting an in-person writing workshop with Michael Czarnecki, poet and founder of FootHills Publishing. With over thirty years of writing experience, Czarnecki will be leading a productive workshop/discussion on creativity and craft. Attendees are encouraged to come with a piece of writing, ready to be worked on. This free event will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 6PM EDT, in the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library at 41 Lake Street, Tupper Lake, NY.

More Literary Events

Wednesday, October 6, 9:30pm EDT -- Literary Arts 

Join Literary Arts for One Page Wednesday! This event is a great opportunity to workshop a piece of writing with the help of established writers. This week’s featured writer is Radhika Sharma, author of Parikrama, a collection of short stories and the novel, Mangoes for Monkeys. Participants should come prepared with an open mind and single page of work.

Please register for this virtual event here.


Thursday, October 7, 7:00pm EDT -- Red Hen Press

This week’s installment of the Red Hen Press Hen House at Home series will focus on the lasting impact of short stories. Jim Peterson, author of The Sadness of Whirlwinds, Beth Gilstrap, author of Deadheading and Other Stories along with moderator Fred Arroyo will discuss the choices involved in short story writing and the residual ramifications of these literary decisions.

This event will air live here.