A Special Episode of Write America: Rose Styron, Edward Hirsch and Elizabeth Hawes Weinstock


Wtth the month of September, we begin hosting our episodes on Zoom, rather than Crowdcast. This will make it easier on the authors and poets who are, by and large, more familiar with Zoom than Crowdcast. We will have one set of links a month to start out- see below.

Join us for the seventy-sixth episode of Write America on a special night Wednesday September 28th featuring Rose Styron, Edward Hirsch and Elizabeth Hawes Weinstock as they read and discuss their works- intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art.

This event is free to attend.

About the authors:

Rose Styron is the author of four poetry collections: Fierce Day (Friesen Press, 2015), By Vineyard Light (Rizzoli, 1995), Thieves' Afternoons (Viking, 1973), and From Summer to Summer (Viking, 1965). She has written introductions to Letters to My Father (Lousiana State University Press, 2009), a collection of letters written by her husband, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer William Styron, to his father, and The Selected Letters of William Styron (Random House, 2012), which she edited. Her latest book, Beyond This Harbor: Adventurous Tales of Heart and Home, will be released in April 2023 by Knoph. Also a human rights activist, Styron has traveled widely for Amnesty International and other human rights organizations. She lives on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has published ten books of poems, most recently Gabriel: A Poem (2014) and Stranger by Night (2020). He has also published six books of prose about poetry, including 100 Poems to Break Your Heart (2021) and The Heart of American Poetry (2022). He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Betsy Hawes Weinstock is an American writer of biography, journalism, and creative nonfiction. Her first book New York New York: How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City (Knopf, 1993) was nominated for a Pulitzer and named a New York Times Book of the Year. Her biography-memoir Camus, A Romance (Grove Press, 2009) chronicles the life of Nobel Prize-winning French-Algerian writer Albert Camus, along with her own experience trying to follow in his footsteps. It was the subject of both a Center for Fiction event and a joint PEN/Center for Transformative Lives event at New York University.

Betsy is a former member of the editorial staff at The New Yorker and has written numerous articles for the magazine. She has also contributed essays and reviews to The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The Nation, Vogue, Gourmet, Mirabella, and The Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. She is married to Davis Weinstock they have three children and live in New York City and on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Beyond This Harbor: Adventurous Tales of the Heart By Rose Styron Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525659020
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Published: Knopf - June 13th, 2023

Stranger by Night: Poems By Edward Hirsch Cover Image
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100 Poems To Break Your Heart By Edward Hirsch Cover Image
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The Heart of American Poetry By Edward Hirsch Cover Image
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Published: Library of America - April 19th, 2022