How to Make Your Reading Less Boring: Tips

There's nothing like a bookstore event!

Courtney Maum, a fiction writer who usually lives in a small town in the Berkshires, made a temporary move to New York City in search of a community of writers. To find these writers, she went to readings — more than 200 of them by her count. At Tin House, Ms. Maum explains what she learned.

For an alternative perspective, recall Michael H. Miller’s article from last spring, “No One Cares About Your Reading.”