The Open Courtyard: Possibilities of the Personal

The Empathy Exams

Personal writing gets accused of being many things: solipsistic, narcissistic, claustrophobic, apolitical, sentimental, self-serving, or all of the above. In this talk, Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, will think about how personal writing can move beyond the parameters and particulars of an individual life in order to seek broader resonances. Part of The Examined Life Conference, free and open to the public.
Friday, October 7, 6:00 p.m., Hotel Vetro Ballroom, 201 S Linn St, Iowa City