Discovering Magic with Helene Wecker

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NYT best-selling author, Helene Wecker, shares her thoughts on busting down barriers, discovering magic, and having an outrageous partner. Learn more about her perspective as we discuss:

  • writing her first novel
  • the importance of staying "loose" as a writer
  • capturing her family's Jewish and Arab American stories
  • her outrageous washi tape advice

Guest Biography
Helene Wecker’s first novel, The Golem and the Jinni, was awarded the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, the VCU Cabell Award for First Novel, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and was nominated for a Nebula Award and a World Fantasy Award. Her second novel, The Hidden Palace: A Tale of the Golem and the Jinni will be published in June 2021 by HarperCollins. A Midwest native, she holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Joyland and Catamaran, as well as the fantasy anthology The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children.

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Lady Grey is an award-winning international entertainer and educator. She has been at the helm of numerous performing arts organizations and has performed everywhere from Broadway to the Sydney Olympics. She currently serves as Artistic Director of Lady Grey's Lovelies and continues to work as a mentor and empowerment coach.
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