Screenwriter and Novelist Dan Wakefield returns to The Betsy

Writer in Residence Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield is a novelist, journalist and screenwriter whose best-selling novels “Going All The Way” and “Starting Over” were produced as feature films, and he created the NBC prime time TV series “James at 15.” A documentary film has been produced of his memoir “New York in the Fifties.” His non-fiction books on spirituality include “Returning: A Spiritual Journey;” “Creating from The Spirit;” “The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography,” “Expect a Miracle,” and “How Do We Know When It’s God ?: A Spiritual Memoir.”

Wakefield has been the recipient of a Neiman Fellowship in Journalism, the Bernard DeVoto Fellowship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a Rockefeller Grant for Creative Writing, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught in the writing programs at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Emerson College, The Iowa Writers Workshop, and is presently Writer in Residence at Florida International University in Miami. (

The Betsy is delighted to welcome Mr. Wakefield back to The Writer’s Room for a residency and salon reading, to be held on January 23 at 7PM. Mr. Wakefield will read from “The Emperor’s Club” by Anthony Gagliano, which he and Les Standiford completed after Gagliano’s passing. This is a free event, open to the public, with limited seating. REGISTER HERE.

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