Inspired by our famous Writers at Work interviews, “My First Time” is a series of short videos about how writers got their start. Created by the filmmakers Tom Bean, Casey Brooks, and Luke Poling, each video is a portrait of the artist as a beginner—and a look at the creative process, in all its joy, abjection, delusion, and euphoria.
“My First Time” will return with a new set of authors, including Ben Lerner and Donald Antrim, in a few months. In the meantime, you can watch the first set of “My First Time” interviews, published in May:
- Christine Schutt on Nightwork, her first collection of stories
- Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on his play Neighbors
- Gabrielle Bell on The Book of … series, her early cartoons
- J. Robert Lennon on his debut novel, The Light of Falling Stars