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Detroit’s new Write a House program has announced the winner of its inaugural writers residency, through which renovated houses in Detroit are given permanently to creative writers.
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Valeria Luiselli talks about the inspiration for her books Sidewalks and Faces in the Crowd, both translated from Spanish by Christina MacSweeney and published earlier this year by Coffee House Press. Luiselli was recently named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 for 2014.
“I’ll write ten more then go to the falcon. The falcon is my code name for Millennium Park in Chicago. I work across the street from it, and hide in it regularly. I write product copy for a large retailer. I write about power tools and mattresses, sometimes luggage. The volume is vast and comforting: an ocean of words, bold headlines lapping placidly at the sand...."
"Writing is about getting to a place of deep mediation. The writer’s job is, at a fundamental level, all about finding the habits that will get you there—somehow. Human beings are, fortunately, trainable animals. We can train ourselves, through habit, to access the parts of the mind that lead to great creative work...."
Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.
Join indie author Edie Rhoads as she showcases the local literary treasures of one of America’s most picturesque cities.
Adam Ross, author of the New York Times Notable Book Mr. Peanut, takes us on a tour of his beloved Nashville, "a great secret, cool as all get-out but never self-consciously hip or competitive," with a literary life as vibrant as its musical one.
Author and Tin House Magazine editor Michelle Wildgen serves as our guide to the literary locales of Madison, Wisconsin, a city whose lofty earnestness in everything from food to literature inspired her two novels.
Our eighth annual MFA Issue includes a new resource section featuring detailed information about 135 full- and low-residency programs; conversations with poets Louise Glück and Edward Hirsch; an inside look at how Simon & Schuster launches a debut author; a new column, The Savvy Self-Publisher; three poets on keeping (and destroying) a journal; tips from literary agent Meredith Kaffel; Steve Almond on the problem of entitlement; and much more.
by Steve Almond
A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.
by Jonathan Vatner
As part of a plan to revitalize Detroit’s literary community, the nonprofit Write a House will begin awarding writers with refurbished houses in the Motor City this fall.
Harvey’s newest collection from Graywolf Press—which features the author’s visual art alongside new poetry—reveals both her visual and verbal imaginings.
by Amanda Calderon
The director of the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Awards discusses the program’s twenty-year effort to support emerging women writers.
by Rachel Lieff Axelbank
As a digital publisher and distributor of e-books from small presses like Black Balloon, Curbside Splendor, and Tin House Books, 0s&1s Novels is reinventing how authors are paid for electronic material.
On its surface, the ongoing dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon is about the price of e-books, but as more authors and traditional publishers square off against the giant online retailer, which has plenty of defenders of its own, many in the industry are starting to believe the battle is about something much more fundamental—it’s about the future of literature itself.
Founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Fierro discusses how creating her own workshop program—and in doing so, building her own community of writers—allowed her to rediscover her own voice.
A writer compares what she thought would happen after receiving her MFA with what actually happened, and offers a few practical lessons to writers who may be considering, or who have recently completed, a graduate writing program.