The Downtown Writers Jam, Vol. 3: Sarah Layden

On Wednesday, February 25, 6 authors will gather at Indy Reads Books as part of The Downtown Writers Jam, Vol. 3: Jam & Juice fundraiser hosted by The Geeky Press + Indy Literary Pub Crawl. Join us for the Jam at Indy Reads Books (free) and then stop by the Juice at Indy Fringe Theater ($15 tickets). All proceeds go to Indy Reads.

Meanwhile, we wanted to introduce you to our first author: Sarah Layden.


SarahTTYW(300)-2I write, I teach, I repeat. I’m a lecturer in the Writing Program at IUPUI, and my work has been published in literary journals and magazines. My first novel, TRIP THROUGH YOUR WIRES, will be released March 17, on St. Patrick’s Day.

I’ve always written things and wanted to write things, even as a child, which led to a journalism major and eventual MFA in fiction writing. I hope to be writing for many years to come.

You can find her writing on her blog, her Tweets on Twitter and like her book’s Facebook page.


At The Downtown Writers Jam

What’s the name of the piece from which your DWJ story comes? TRIP THROUGH YOUR WIRES (a novel)

What was the question or idea that sparked that original piece? How does a person grieve when she doesn’t understand the circumstances of a great loss?

Where can people find or buy your work? You can find TRIP THROUGH YOUR WIRES (a novel) at Engine Books.

What should the audience expect from your storytelling at the Downtown Writers Jam? I’m not sure! Hopefully entertainment. Definitely sweating. (I’m sorry: ladies *glow,* right? Glowing, then. Except with sweat.)


Get to Reading

Best book or long-form writing we should read, but probably haven’t? And why? Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. A relatively quick read, it’s beautiful, meditative, and filled with more truth about humanness than books ten times its length.

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