Author Series

Readings and Conversations with Writers

in-person events turned into Live Streaming Interviews

Every month (and occasionally twice or three times per month!) 1455 invites a different author to read from and discuss their work. For live events, audience Q&A is encouraged; for both virtual and in-person events, 1455’s Executive Director Sean Murphy will conduct an in-depth interview to take a deeper dive into process, influences, advice, and the person behind the pages.

A Conversation with Nathan Leslie

Nathan Leslie is the 2019 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Award winner for his story collection, Hurry Up and Relax. Leslie’s nine previous books of fiction include Three Men, Root and Shoot, Sibs, and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice.

A Conversation with Jeanne McCulloch

Jeanne McCulloch, author of the memoir ALL HAPPY FAMILIES, speaks with 1455 Executive Director Sean Murphy.

A Conversation with Ronnie Citron-Fink

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Ronnie Citron-Fink, who will read from her book True Roots: What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty.

A Conversation with Justen Ahren

1455 Executive Director Sean Murphy talks with poet and founder of the Noepe Center Justen Ahren.

A Conversation with Chris Register

Chris Register, author of Conversations with Us, speaks with 1455 Executive Director Sean Murphy.

A Conversation with Carl Hoffman

Carl Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest, which was a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” a NY Times best seller, one of the Washington Post’s 50 notable books of 2014, a Kirkus best book of 2014 and the number one non-fiction book of 2014 on

Potter's House

A Conversation with Philippe Cousteau Jr.

Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an multi Emmy-Nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur.

Alamo Film Club

A Conversation with Blayne Weaver

1455 and Alamo Film Club Present: Blayne Weaver, director of SANTA GIRL. We discuss his new project, GETAWAY, and his wild ride as an actor, writer, director, and mentor for young artists.

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