Talk with New York Times Essayist Sarah Hepola


May. 3, 2017, 4pm to 5:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Greenspun Auditorium


Sarah Hepola will be giving a talk titled, "Finding your Voice: Mining Your Personal Life for Material," and will discuss, among other topics: writing personal essays and memoir, the role of alcohol in creativity, and finding your own unique voice as a writer. There will be an open Q&A session after the talk.

Sarah Hepola is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Elle, Glamour, Slate, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, Texas Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, and Salon, where she was a longtime editor. She lives in Dallas with a three-legged cat and is currently working on a collection of essays about traveling alone.   

Here’s what the New York Times had to say about her memoir.

Admission Information

Admission is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies
Amanda Fortini

External Sponsor

Journalism and Media Studies Department