Durham, CT
Saturday, March 4, 12:30-4PM
Durham Public Library Writers’ Day

Alice will speak on “The Pleasures and Perils of Writing a Novel.” The rest of the afternoon includes refreshments and a panel discussion on the publishing process with Kristan Higgins, Leslie Bulion, and Diana McCain.

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Ridgefield, CT
Thursday, March 23 7-8:30 PM Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, CT
Alice will speak on “The Pleasures and Perils of Writing a Novel”

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When I can (depending on geography, etc.), I am happy to meet with writers’ groups, book groups, and classes to talk about one or more of the topics in The Kite and the String. Participants may bring questions and problems. Possible topics include but are not limited to: How to Finish Your Wonderful Novel (Even Though It’s Presently Going Nowhere); Being a Writer Without Being Miserable; Writing with Spontaneity and Control. . . . Contact me, and we can figure out something that will be useful for you and that I can do.

I continue to teach in the Bennington Writing Seminars, the intellectually exciting and challenging MFA program in writing and literature at Bennington College. Students may begin the two-year program toward a master's degree in either June or January. For information check the Bennington College website ( or phone Dawn Dayton, the program administrator, at 802-440-4452. Or you can email me through the contacts page of this website. I'd be glad to answer any questions.