My Gift to You: An Evening with Harry, Carrie & Garp

I’ve got a present for y’all today – my favorite video EVER. Really.

There’s other movies I can always watch and that I enjoy, but as a writer, this clip is beyond compare. It was offline for quite a while, but I just saw that MSN/Bing has it back up.

I can’t think of a better gift to give the writers in my life.

I warn you, it’s TWO HOURS long, but it’s a full-blown evening of legendary authors reading amazing excerpts from their work. Thanks to Stacy Green whose post on Stephen King prompted me to go looking.

What is in this video?

Three amazing authors, up close and personal!

Stephen King reads about Lard-Ass Hogan (Stand By Me fans will know that name).
John Irving slays me with his impersonation of Owen Meany.
J.K. Rowling excerpts Harry Potter.

All of them answer questions about their work and their process and hold me spellbound whenever I watch this piece.


 An Evening with Harry, Carrie and Garp
Starring J.K Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving

Click the link above and enjoy! I know I have, a few times now over the last 6 years. 🙂


p.s.I’ve been hearing in the comments that none of you could open the link so here is a second link to click and download the entire file to a media player. You want to click the first link available in the post to download the entire file. The link above works for me but, just in case I have it cached, here is option #2.

About Jenny Hansen

Avid seeker of "more"...More words, more creativity, More Cowbell! An extrovert who's terribly fond of silliness. Founding blogger at Writers In The Storm ( Write on!
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13 Responses to My Gift to You: An Evening with Harry, Carrie & Garp

  1. Going to watch. Be back in two. 😉


  2. Stacy Green says:

    Adding this to my TBW list. Thanks for the mention!


  3. Thanks Jenny, looks like a fabulous show. I’ll have to tackle it later since I need to be editing right now, even though I’d rather be spending my morning with Harry, Carrie, and Garp.


  4. tomwisk says:

    Couldn’t view it. Ms said it was unavailable at this time. Oh well.


  5. K.B. Owen says:

    Oops, I couldn’t get it to load…says it’s unavailable at this time.


  6. Wow. This looks great. I’ll take time to be even MORE side-tracked than I already am. Thanks. 🙂


  7. Couldn’t get it to work, Jenny. Darn. I just get through to Bing and a pic of ice on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Is there something I should be clicking on?


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I just put a second link below my signature line in the post. This one is from the J.K. Rowling site and it will allow you to download the entire file to have FOREVER. 🙂


  8. Elena Aitken says:

    Looks like a great video, thanks Jenny!


  9. Looks like the link from the J.K. Rowling site won’t work for us Mac users. 😦


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