Honor the Writer

Cary Tennis says, “you will learn generosity toward your own work by becoming more generous to others.” He suggests we ought to be careful about what we say — and even think — about the writing of others, because we … Read More

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Michael Cunningham was in town last week for Winter with the Writers. Quite gregarious and entertaining, he was generous with talk about his process. Here’s something I found particularly insightful and particularly good for me to hear, because I often … Read More

Grace Paley

Poet, short story writer, and self-described “combative pacifist” Grace Paley died yesterday at 84. “None of it happened, and yet every word of it is true,” she once said of her fiction. “It’s truth embedded in the lie.” Paley said … Read More

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