Tobias Wolff, Peter Richardson, Paul Yamazaki, Laura Cogan
How do literary communities arise? How are they sustained? What's the lasting role and influence of single institutions — Stanford's Stegner program, for example — on the region, the state, the nation? How about bookstores, salons, other ways and places in which writers gather, gain support of one sort or another, and do their work? What are the connections — personal, historical, and otherwise—between such places and programs?