Charles Baxter — Muse and the Marketplace 2016 [VIDEO]

To help keep our spirits up and our words flowing, we're sharing Muse and the Marketplace keynote talks and special event videos from GrubStreet's past in a series called "From the Grub Archive." This week, we're sharing a Muse and the Marketplace video featuring Charles Baxter

For many aspiring writers, Charles Baxter’s fiction and craft essays have been a model and an indispensable guide. We were so honored to host him back in 2016, when his most recent collection of stories, There’s Something I Want You To Do, was chosen as our all-conference read. In this intimate, inspiring, witty, and mind-expanding conversation with legendary talk show host Christopher Lydon, Baxter discusses the role of music (from Brahms to Prince) in our lives and our fiction, how he creates indelible characters with such rich inner lives, and why there must always be a troublemaker in a story. A perfect appetizer before Baxter’s new novel, The Sun Collective, comes out this November.

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