The Sirenland Writers Conference Presents — Under the Influence: Writers on Film


It would seem that modern literature has been much more heavily influenced by cinema than vice versa. ”   — Susan SontagJim Shepard Under the Influence

Some writers borrow explicitly and extravagantly from the films they have loved. With other writers, film is present in the rhythms and music of their prose. Either way, it’s nearly impossible to find a contemporary writer whose work has not been shaped by the experience of cinema.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE will bring some of world’s top literary figures to the screening room at the Crosby Street Hotel. Each writer will introduce a film that has influenced his or her work. The film will be screened, followed by a discussion with MICHAEL MAREN, a cocktail hour, and book signing.

Past Events

Past events have brought Jim Shepard, Jennifer Egan, Paul Auster, Martin Amis, Michael Cunningham, and Nick Flynn to the stage to share their insights with Michael. Writers on Film has also been a popular gathering place for Sirenlanders from all years.

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