“This Is Why We're Alive”: Chuck Palahniuk 2010 Keynote [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 Chuck Palahniuk's keynote from the Muse and the Marketplace 2010. 

Ten years ago, in one of GrubStreet's first filmed keynote addresses, genre-busting and mega best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk spoke with moving candor on a range of topics, including, but not limited to: the proper way to eat cheese in France (the best practical advice you'll ever get from a literary keynote), the various indignations and surprises of an international book tour, the surprisingly intimate roles your publicists can play, and what happens when the lights go out in Paris. It is a joy to watch such a master storyteller spin a captivating yarn seemingly from memory, but what is particularly resonant now is Palahniuk's description of how life's major and minor events can all seem to converge at a single moment. Enjoy!

Chuck Palahniuk from GrubStreet on Vimeo.

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