Writer’s Symposium by the Sea is an annual event that brings interviews with cutting edge creators, life stories, examples of great writing, and evocative conversation that will inspire the reader and writer alike. The evening interviews, conducted by symposium founder Dean Nelson, feature lively conversations about the stories behind the author’s stories. The audience gets to eavesdrop on these exchanges and even interact with the writer during a Q&A session that follows. You are invited to join us and listen in on what some of today’s cutting edge writers have to say!
Feb. 21 -- U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky doing an evening of poetry and jazz with the university jazz combo, in collaboration with the PLNU Cultural Events Series and the Department of Music.
Feb. 22 -- spirituality writer Shauna Niequist (Present Over Perfect, Cold Tangerines, Bread & Wine, Savor, Bittersweet) in an interview with Symposium founder and host Dean Nelson.The evening is a collaboration with PLNU's Women's Studies program, the Office of Spiritual Development, and First Church of the Nazarene.
Feb. 23 -- Pulitzer winner Tracy Kidder in an interview with Dean Nelson. His new book A Truck Full of Money is about Kayak founder Paul English. Other Kidder books include Mountains Beyond Mountains (about humanitarian Paul Farmer), House, The Soul of a New Machine, and Strength in What Remains.
For more info and to purchase tickets, visit: pointloma.edu/writers