Manjula Martin leads a discussion inspired by her recent anthology, Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living. Art and commerce are often pitted against one another, but the reality is much more complicated. Writers need to make money to live, yet they are often asked to sacrifice payment for their work, particularly as emerging voices. Writers can’t ignore the marketplace, but they should remain true to their creative vision. Martin speaks with a group of writers about how they define the relationship between art and commerce, and how the business of publishing has affected their work (for better or for worse).
Moderated by Manjula Martin.