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Question: Do you think, as a writer, I'd get more out of hearing a few respected authors read from their works, or from watching an interview with one particular author I admire?

Harbourfront is having its annual International Festival of Authors, and I'm already going to be attending one interview and one reading. Only want to do one more (they cost). Can't decide which would be more worthwhile. One might give me more insight into the craft, the other might expose me to some new styles/material. Help!

(BTW, the particular author in question is Jasper Fforde, but he's also going to be one of the readers in the former situation, so either way I get to see him.)


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jennafern
Sep. 29th, 2003 11:12 pm (UTC)
Well...good question. I guess that would depend on what you want to do when you publish your book.(or what you like better)

Me personally I don't think (if I make it big) that I will do a book reading. I'm HORRIBLE reading out loud. Even my own stuff. So I would go for the interview personally to see what types of questions authors are asked.
somedaysawriter
Sep. 30th, 2003 12:20 am (UTC)
Interview. Any chance to get insight into a published author's mind is a good thing.
skutir
Sep. 30th, 2003 12:36 am (UTC)
Sometimes hearing someone read is an exceptional experience. David Sedaris and Seamus Heaney are two that come to mind... I hear their voices in my head when I read their work and it's a different experience. I don't really remember any author interviews I've seen or read as being that interesting.
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