How to Write About Anybody with Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Event Date: 29th June 2019

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, Calgary AB

AMPA is pleased to partner with Wordfest to bring you an on-stage interview with Taffy Brodesser-Akner. The New York Times magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Jake Silverstein describes Brodesser-Akner as “a prolific writer with tremendous range who can capture and unfurl all types of personalities. Who else could tell you everything you need to know about Don Lemon through the pronunciation of a common dessert? Or get Nicki Minaj to unpack the meaning of “Anaconda” while sleeping?” Join Calgary-based author Marcello Di Cintio as he discusses profile writing and the highs and the lows of writing about celebrities with this award-winning magazine writer.

Tickets are $39.95 and include a copy of Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel, Fleishman is in Trouble ($36 retail price). Indulge in the full Taffy Weekend Experience by adding the Friday evening, June 28 book-focused event to your Saturday morning magazine-focussed event for only $49.95 (that’s only an extra $10).

And in the meantime, catch up on some of Brodesser-Akner’s most talked about profiles. 

Gwyneth PaltrowBradley Cooper, Margot Kidder and Tonya Harding.


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