Dominick Dunne: Up Close and Personal

The following is a write-up of the Dominick Dunne event, which took place this past Monday evening: _____ Monday evening, Didion’s brother-in-law, producer, writer, and victim’s rights activist. Dominick Dunne was joined by Jason Tyrrell of IndiePix Films and co-director Kirsty de Garis at the Borders Bookstore in Columbus Circle to discuss the newly-released documentary, … Continue reading

The Party After The Party, And You’re Invited

Didion’s brother-in-law, Dominick Dunne is the subject of a biographical film, in which Didion is featured. The film is entitled, “Dominick Dunne: After the Party.”  In the film, Vanity Fair’s more notorious celebrity journalist considers his life from childhood and heroism in World War II to his rise and ultimate fall in Hollywood, as well … Continue reading

Didion Speaks: “It took me a long time to realize I was trying to come to terms with my failure to understand”

The reports are in on Joan Didion’s reading in Cleveland: Writer Joan Didion, whose spare, piercing sensibility has colored American culture for 40 years, talked about her craft Tuesday evening at the Ohio Theatre in Cleveland. At age 74, Didion’s fierceness in print contrasts with her fragility in person; she stumbled as she stepped up … Continue reading

Author Joan Didion comes to Cleveland for Writers Center Stage series

From In her 1968 book of essays called “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” Joan Didion wrote: “My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests. And it always does.” As one … Continue reading

Boise Reading Cancelled; Didion “Hospitalised”

Joan Didion will not be coming to Boise for The Cabin’s visiting author series, according to the Idaho Statesman yesterday. “Ms. Didion was hospitalized briefly this week and has been advised not to travel for the May 14 event,” said director Paul Shaffer. The event had been due to take place months ago, but was … Continue reading

Joan Didion Reads At Tulane

Joan Didion read from “The Year of Magical Thinking” last night at Tulane University. One attendee wrote on her Twitter: “Didion wears black tights and camel colored Uggs. Her voice is dry w/o emotion…” To go to the Tulane Creative Writing blog, click here. This is an excerpt from The Times – Picayune blog about … Continue reading

“I Had To Justify The Emerald”: Joan Didion Attends Kelly Writers House

Joan Didion attended the Kelly Writers House at UPenn on March 30th/31st 2009. *** Click here to read an article about this in the Daily Pennsylvanian. *** Click here to stream the Quicktime video of her reading, with an introduction by Al Filreis, the faculty director of the Writers House. Click here to listen to … Continue reading

New Dates Announced for Vanessa Redgrave’s Performance of “The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play”; Joan Didion and David Hare Will Attend.

  The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York has announced new dates for a special charity performance of “The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play” starring Vanessa Redgrave. The date had been set for April, but was delayed due to the unexpected death of Natasha Richardson, Redgrave’s daughter. It will now … Continue reading

Due To Ill-health, Event Postponed

Joan Didion has postponed her appearance at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho as scheduled for Monday, March 16, due to health reasons, the Idaho Statesman reports on Monday 16th March. The event organizers, “The Cabin”, are sure that it will be rescheduled. If you are a ticket holder for this event, please click here. Didion is … Continue reading

Joan Didion fills in for Updike.

Read this here: Joan Didion, the accomplished journalist, essayist and novelist, will substitute for John Updike on May 12 as the final speaker in the Writers Center Stage series, sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Library Foundation. Subscribers who have a ticket for the Updike evening at the Ohio Theatre in PlayhouseSquare will be able to … Continue reading

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