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Word Works | Peter Ho Davies: The Art of Revision

October 29 at 5:30 PM PDT

We welcome Peter Ho Davies as he discusses his new book The Art of Revision: The Last Word coming out November 2 from Graywolf Press. He will be in conversation with Daniel Tam-Claiborne.

All Word Works events this season will take place online. Tickets cost $15 general admission, $12 for members. We also have a $5 option for students or anyone who is financially disadvantaged. Tickets can be purchased at the bottom of the page.

This event will take place via CrowdCast, Pacific Time.


Peter Ho Davies is the author of six books, including A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself, The Fortunes, The Welsh Girl, and The Ugliest House in the World. His first work of nonfiction, The Art of Revision: The Last Word, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.

Davies is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts and a winner of the PEN/Malamud and PEN/Macmillan Awards.

Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, he now makes his home in the US. He has taught at the University of Oregon, Northwestern and Emory University, and is currently on faculty at the University of Michigan.


Daniel Tam-Claiborne is an author and essayist whose writing has appeared in Literary HubSupChina, the Huffington PostKitchen Work, the Shanghai Literary Review, and elsewhere. He brings over a decade of experience in program management and grant writing, as well as in developing, implementing, and evaluating projects for nonprofits. Daniel has spent nearly half of his career living and working in Greater China and is an outspoken advocate for increased global understanding through education, cultural exchange, and storytelling. He holds degrees from Oberlin College, Yale University, and the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and is currently completing a novel.


Word Works craft talks by novelists, essayists, poets, and memoirists focus on writing as process rather than finished product, examining how language works to inspire and provoke new ideas through live close readings of the writer’s own or others’ work. These talks are designed to apply to writers of all genres as well as illuminate well-known works for avid readers. The talks are followed by an interview with a noted editor, writer, or critic.

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