Lit Fest 2022 Preview: Q&A with Vanessa Hua

Lit Fest 2022 Preview: Q&A with Vanessa Hua

Editor's Note: In advance of the March 12 deadline to apply for Lit Fest Advanced Workshops, we've asked the 2022 Visiting Authors for a preview of their workshop style, what they're reading, and more.

What's the most surprising source of inspiration for you lately? During the pandemic, I started foraging, which sharpened my gaze, taught me how to be present and connected me to the landscape, in the ways in which it has been shaped by history and climate change.

What are you working on these days? My next novel.

How would you describe your workshop style? I try to be encouraging and supportive, yet rigorous, while fostering community.

Any interesting/unusual writing habits? I listen to my drafts with a pdf to voice app, while I'm going for a walk, driving, or lifting weights.

Vanessa Hua is teaching Advanced Weekend Fiction Intensive: Writing for Art and Action. Learn more here. Apply via Submittable.