University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Making Music


Willy Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs before writing stories. Now a best-selling novelist and rock band member, he'll share how music influences his writing and vice versa!


Panelist
Willy Vlautin

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Willy Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s "Too Much Water So Close to Home" that inspired him to start writing stories....

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