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Author Talk with Terence Hawkins

November 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join author Terence Hawkins for an afternoon conversation at the WPL.

Terence Hawkins is the author of two novels and a short story collection.  He founded the Yale Writers Conference in 2011.   Completely unknown at its inception, he grew it into a highly competitive program with hundreds of students from every continent except Antarctica. Its faculty included the likes of Colum McCann, Amy Bloom, Tom Perrotta, Kevin Wilson, and Julia Glass.

He grew up in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and went on to Yale University where he majored in history and served as publisher of the Yale Daily News.  

The Minnow Files,” Hawkins’ first story, was published in Ape Culture in 2000.    The first edition of his novel, The Rage of Achilles, was published in 2009.  A second novel,  American Neolithic, was named a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, which called it “a towering work of speculative fiction.”   His 2020 short story collection, Turing’s Graveyard, also a Kirkus Year’s Best, was compared by Booklist to the Twilight Zone. Driven as much by ideas as character and plot, his writing incorporates elements of history, philosophy, speculative fiction, and science.  His work was recently recognized with an entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

From 2018 through 2020, he served as prose editor for Blue Mountain Review. In 2018, Hawkins became a mentor in Visible Ink, a creative writing program for cancer survivors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital.

He now runs the Company of Writers, offering workshops and manuscript services to writers at all points in their careers.


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