Get to Know Bryan Washington

Welcome to the Get to Know Our Authors Series

The Miami Writers Institute is an annual creative writing conference produced by the Miami Book Fair. The conference, which has moved fully online this year, features intensive writing workshops with bestselling authors, craft talks, a publishing seminar, and individual manuscript consultations with a literary agent. 

As we shift our workshops online, we will be putting together a series of “Get to Know Our Author” posts to learn more about the authors we’ve invited to lead this year’s Miami Writers Institute classes. Each week we will be highlighting a different author. 

Who is Bryan Washington?

We’re kicking off the series with Bryan Washington, who will be leading the “Fiction: Subverting Timelines” workshop. Bryan Washington has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the BBC, Vulture, and Bon Appétit. He is the author of Lot, the recipient of an O. Henry Award, an Ernest J. Gaines Award, an International Dylan Thomas Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, and was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Winner. His first novel, Memorial, will be released in the fall.


610 North, 610 West” a Short Story by Bryan Washington
Henry Prize-Winning Story by Bryan Washington published on LitHub. 
This story first appeared in Tin House. Read


Bryan Washington Makes Bread Pudding


Bryan Washington Reads Haruki Murakami
Bryan Washington joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “U.F.O. in Kushiro,” by Haruki Murakami, which first appeared in a 2001 issue of the magazine and was then republished in 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan. Washington’s début story collection, “Lot,” was published last year, and his first novel, “Memorial,” will come out in October. Listen

Fiction: Subverting Timelines with Bryan Washington

Monday, July 27 @ 11:00 am EST | Crowdcast

We’ll work through intersecting structures, parallel timelines, elliptical narratives, and stories that forego chronology altogether as we parse the limits of structure, and the ways our forms dictate the content we turn to. 

This will be a 5-Day virtual workshop kicking off on Monday, July 27 and ending on Friday, July 31. 

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