Among those speaking: fiction writers Tom Perrotta, Anita Shreve and Richard Russo, truthy writer Ben Mezrich and documentarian Ken Burns. Seems heavy on fiction, light on literary journalism.
One note. I would appreciate it if they would spare us session titles like "The sexiest vegetarian alive."
No cut on actress and writer Alicia Silverstone, better known for her role in the 1995 movie "Clueless." But, as I tell my students, never describe anything as the first.. .biggest…last…only thing of its kind unless you are absolutely sure. Otherwise, you'll get that call the next day from the actual first.. .biggest…last…only thing of its kind. And, never use it from something as subjective as sexiness, unless preceded by X thinks she is….. If you've typed the wrong word into your search engine lately, you've learned that everyone has their own definition of sexy. And, sometimes it involves diapers.