Ruth Madievsky

The Art of the Interview: Hosted by Ruth Madievsky

June 15, 2024
11:00 am – 2:00 pm PST

Ticket sales end: June 13, 2024

About this workshop

The literary interview is a mainstay of the book publication process. Interviewing writers is a great way to develop your voice as a writer, to meet your heroes, to build relationships with editors and publications, and to get your byline out there. In this generative workshop, we'll focus on both the craft of conducting an insightful and fun interview, as well as the more practical elements of getting early copies of books, pitching publications, negotiating your rate, and the pros and cons of different interview formats. I will share actual pitches I've used to land interviews. We'll study interviews that are as artful as the books being discussed themselves! And we'll do a writing exercise to generate sample interview questions for writers we admire, which participants are encouraged to pitch for publication after the workshop.

Ruth Madievsky is the author of the nationally bestselling novel, All-Night Pharmacy, and a poetry collection, Emergency Brake. She has covered books for GQ, The Atlantic, The Cut, Electric Literature, Them, BOMB, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. Originally from Moldova, she lives in Los Angeles, where she works as an HIV and primary care clinical pharmacist.

Ticket details

Tickets to attend this workshop are $150. Cancellations or refunds are only honored until one week before the workshop date; after that date, all ticket sales are final.