I was exploring YouTube, feeling a bit of self-pity over not having the money to go to various out-of-state writer’s conferences this year, and discovered an amazing collection of recorded interviews and speeches done at the yearly writer’s conference “Writer’s Symposium by the Sea” run by Point Loma Nazarene University.
The symposium has recordings of two of my favorite writers, Ray Bradbury and Anne Lamott. I’ve always longed to go to a writer’s conference to hear them speak about the craft of writing (I have their advice books on writing). I felt like a huge present had just been dropped in my lap.
You can use search terms like “Writer’s Symposium by the Sea” or “Point Loma Nazarene University” to try and find out what is out there. So far I’ve discovered talks by: Anne Lamott, Ray Bradbury, Donald Miller, Barbara Bradley, Bill Moyers, Gary Hart, Phillip Yancey, Gay Talese, Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, and more.
Good luck exploring!