UNT Visiting Writers Series - James Marcus | Department of English

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February 6, 2020

UNT Visiting Writers Series - James Marcus

Please join us for a conversation with James Marcus, the former editor of Harper's Magazine. We'll hear about how personal essays, short stories, and poems were selected for the magazine, how new writers broke in, the relationship between contributor and editor, and balancing life as an editor and creative writer. Then, in the evening, please hear Mr. Marcus read from new work.

James Marcus

February 27, 2020

Conversation / Q&A about creative writers breaking into top magazines


PHYS 102

(PHYS is next to Curry Hall)

Reading & Book Signing


Sage Hall 116

James Marcus was the editor of Harper's Magazine. His personal essays and other work have appeared in The Best American Essays, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, The American Scholar, VQR, The Guardian, and The Nation. He is the author of Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot-Com Juggernaut and seven translations from the Italian, including Giacomo Casanova's The Duel. He also edited and introduced Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage and is currently at work on his next book, Glad to the Brink of Fear: A Portrait of Emerson in Fifteen Installments.