The Readings By Writers Archives

Pam Houston

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

March 26, 2020

Santee Frazier


April 13, 2020

Ginger Gaffney

Half Broke

April 30, 2020

Janie Brown

Radical Acts of Love: How we find hope at the end of life

May 28, 2020

Bonnie Tsui

Why We Swim

June 25, 2020

Mark Doty

What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life

July 23, 2020

Jake Skeets

Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers

August 20, 2020

Nick Flynn

This Is The Night Our House Will Catch Fire

September 24, 2020

Luis Alberto Urrea

Faculty Reading

Tomales Bay Workshop

October 21, 2020

Terry Tempest Williams


October 29, 2020

Charles Baxter

The Sun Collective

December 11, 2020

Rachel Swearingen

How To Walk On Water

January 28, 2021

Joshua Mohr

Model Citizen

March 18, 2021

Paul Lisicky

Later: My Life Spent at the Edge of the World

April 2, 2020

Katie Peterson

A Piece of Good News

April 20, 2020

Cynthia Newberry Martin 

Tidal Flats

May 7, 2020

Black American Voices

Ross Gay, Claudia Rankine, Saeed Jones, Danez Smith, Terrance Hayes, Rick Laurentiis, Camille Dungy & Nicole Sealey

June 4, 2020

Craig Childs

Virga & Bone

July 2, 2020

Stephen Graham Jones

The Only Good Indians

July 30, 2020

Becky Mandelbaum

The Brightside Sanctuary for Animals

August 27, 2020

Suzanne Roberts

Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel

October 8, 2020

Paul Lisicky

Faculty Reading

Tomales Bay Workshop

October 22, 2020

Toni Jensen

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

November 12, 2020

Ross Gay

Be Holding: A Poem

December 18, 2020

Nadia Owusu


February 18, 2021

Jamie Figueroa

Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer

March 25, 2021

Carl Philips

Pale Colors in a Tall Field

April 6, 2020

Fenton Johnson

At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life

April 23, 2020

Kate Wisel

Driving In Cars With Homeless Men

May 14, 2020

Christina Chiu


June 11, 2020

Emily Wortman-Wunder

Not A Thing To Comfort You

July 9, 2020

July Westhale

Via Negativa

August 7, 2020

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

September 3, 2020

Pam Houston & Amy Irvine

Air Mail: Letters on Politics, Pandemics and Place

October 15, 2020

Pam Houston

Faculty Reading

Tomales Bay Workshop

October 22, 2020

Kelli Jo Ford

Crooked Hallelujah

November 19, 2020

Abigail Chabitnoy

How To Dress A Fish

January 14, 2021

Elle Johnson

The Officer's Daughter: A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness

February 25, 2021

Brandon Hobson

The Removed

April 1, 2021

Lidia Yuknavitch

Verge: Stories

April 9, 2020

Jericho Brown

The Tradition

April 27, 2020

Carolyn Forché

In the Lateness of the World

May 21, 2020

John Murillo

Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry

June 18, 2020

Jenny Forrester

Soft Hearted Stories

July 16, 2020

Laura van den Berg

I Hold A Wolf By The Ears

August 14, 2020

Mitchell Jackson

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

September 17, 2020

Samantha Dunn

Faculty Reading

Tomales Bay Workshop

October 21, 2020

Kaveh Akbar & Tommy Orange

Faculty Reading

Tomales Bay Workshop

October 23, 2020

Maxim Luskutoff

Ruthie Fear

December 3, 2020

Eric Freeze

Deep Dive: Living More with Less in the South of France

January 21, 2021

Simon Han

Nights When Nothing Happened

March 4, 2021

Melanie Finn

The Hare

April 15, 2021

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