Author University Bonus Session: The Writing Life

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Author University Bonus Session: The Writing Life

Penguin Random House is proud to present a new Author University Bonus Session featuring PRH authors on creating your writing life.

By Penguin Random House Author University

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, May 3 · 11am - 12pm PDT



About this event

Penguin Random House is thrilled to invite you to the Author University 2023 Bonus Session, “The Writing Life.”

On Wednesday, May 3rd, authors Deepa Anappara, Andrea Bartz and Taymour Soomro will be in conversation, discussing the ins and outs of the writing life and how to build community, find balance, and stay inspired.

  • Deepa Anappara is an editor and contributor to Letters to a Writer of Color, a collection of essays on the power of literature and the craft of writing by an international array of authors of color. She is also the author of Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line.
  • Taymour Soomro is also an editor and contributor to Letters to a Writer of Color. His short fiction has been published in The New Yorker, and he is the author of the novel Other Names for Love.
  • Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based journalist and New York Times bestselling author of We Were Never Here, The Lost Night, The Herd and her upcoming thriller, The Spare Room.

Author University is open to every Penguin Random House author. You can view the previous sessions at this link.

Registration gets you access to the panel. Prior to the event, you will receive one Zoom link via email. This event is completely free.

Registration is non-transferable, and it cannot be shared with anyone outside of Penguin Random House. Each registrant will be confirmed individually as an author. For those who can’t attend the panel live, a recording of the panel will be posted on the Author Portal.

There will be a Q&A portion to the session. Submit your questions for the panelists in advance to

Penguin Random House has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind and expects all participants (including attendees, speakers, and staff) to conduct themselves respectfully. By participating in this event, you agree to abide by these policies. Read the full Virtual Events Code of Conduct at this link.

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