Why We Write: Orange County Tour

We are taking our Why We Write project on the road with an Orange County Tour. Live events will be produced throughout the diverse cities of Orange County and feature author readings from curated essay submissions. Each event will be recorded for audio podcast and video documentary.

Following the three-day roadshow, we will also publish a limited edition anthology documenting the a curated selection of our favorite essays that were submitted during the Orange County Tour.

In partnership with The LAB and the Anaheim Packing District we are proud to announce the following events:

The LAB Anti-Mall, Costa Mesa
Wednesday, April 18 / Free
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cooks Chapel, Packing House, Anaheim
Wednesday, May 16 / $9
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

1888 Center, Orange
Wednesday, June 20 / $9
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Inspired by George Orwell’s 1946 essay “Why I Write,” we developed an introspective project to highlight our motives for writing and asked the international community to share their story and join the conversation.

Over the last month, this collaborative project received submissions from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, England, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malta, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, United Kingdom, and 33 States in America.

Why We Write is produced in conjunction with the 1888 Podcast Network—a curated collection of educational and entertaining podcasts. Each program is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology.

Select episodes are presented live around Orange County and at the 1888 Center in Old Towne Orange, California. When a guest is unable to travel, interviews are conducted online and released as special editions. All programs are recorded and archived as a free resource to download and stream on our website or with your favorite podcast app.