Joyce Maynard is a renowned American author celebrated for her cool voice, clear gaze, and stylistic breadth. A figure of national attention since the publication of her first essay in the New York Times at age eighteen, Maynard has now authored eighteen books. Over the course of this long career, Maynard has worked as a New York Times reporter, a syndicated newspaper columnist, a performer with the Moth, and a contributor to NPR, Vogue, the New York Times Magazine, and others. Her most recent novel, Count the Ways, was published in July 2021. She will be speaking on her writing process, the trajectory of her work, and a life lived dedicated to the written word.
About the speaker:
Joyce Maynard is an author and essayist. She is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo as well as the founder of Write by the Lake, a memoir-writing workshop. Her works Labor Day (2009), To Die For (1992), Under the Influence (2016), and memoirs At Home in the World (1998) and The Best of Us (2017) were New York Times bestselling novels.
Important information: The discussion will be available both online and in person. While the conversation will happen in person (Maynard will appear in the Reading Room), the Library will stream the conversation on Zoom for a live viewing experience. Both in-person and online attendees will be able to pose questions.
This event requires advance registration.