Writers Respond to Readers 2016

Thank you to our wonderful guest authors and valued customers for an extraordinary day of literary conversation.
Save the date for January 28, 2017!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Historic Oxford Hotel
Writers Respond to Readers is an all-day author event designed for book clubs and other readers who are interested in literary discussion. Guest authors address a variety of topics that will inform, intrigue and ignite the imagination of book lovers.
Our annual Writers Respond to Readers event will take place at the Historic Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th Street, in Lower Downtown. Thanks to amazing feedback from our 2015 WRTR attendees, our 2016 event will be better than ever!
Tickets are $75.00 per person, and include continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and an afternoon reception and booksigning. Ticket sales begin Monday, January 4, at 8:00 am, here on our website with a credit card.  
2016 Author Line-up:
Judith Claire Mitchell is the author of the novels The Last Day of the War and A Reunion of Ghosts. She teaches undergraduate and graduate fiction workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is a professor of English and the director of the MFA program in creative writing. 
Born and raised in New Orleans, T. Geronimo Johnson received his MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and his M.A. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from UC Berkeley. His second novel, the bestselling Welcome to Braggsville was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.






Cristina Henríquez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014. She is also the author The World In Half (a novel), and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.

Tim Johnston is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Descent, the story collection Irish Girl, and the young adult novel Never So Green. Published in 2009, the stories in Irish Girl won an O. Henry Prize, the New Letters Award for Writers, and the Gival Press Short Story Award, while the collection itself won the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. In 2005 the title story, “Irish Girl,” was included in the David Sedaris anthology of favorites Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules. Johnston’s stories have also appeared in New England Review, New Letters, Iowa Review, DoubleTake, Best Life Magazine, and Narrative Magazine, among others.