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Writers and Storytelling: Liara Tamani

Writers and Storytelling: Liara Tamani

Liara Tamani lives in Houston, Texas. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College. She is the author of the acclaimed Calling My Name, which was a 2018 PEN America Literary Award Finalist and a 2018 SCBWI Golden Kite Finalist, and All the Things We Never Knew. She will join Michael Ian Black, Nick Flynn, and Ian Olasov on September 22 to muse on the theme “All Good Things.” Register here to watch the show live!

What are you reading right now for solace or escape?

Zadie Smith’s Intimations. It’s perfect for these times.

If you could live inside a fictional world, which one would you choose?

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Are there any quotes you use to inspire you now or anytime?

Yes. My go-to quote, which is up on the wall in my study, is by the great Maya Angelou. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”

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