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On Writer's Block

Nichole Bernier
Nichole Bernier


Novelist Nichole Bernier writes, "When the well is dry, for me, it's usually more about attitude than inspiration or lack of inspiration. It seems to me so much of writing is about courage, writing something so raw you don't want to say it aloud." Read what Bernier has to say about how she breaks through when she feels held back.


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New Life for Poetry Pamphlets

New Directions has revived its Poetry Pamphlets series. Editor Jeffrey Yang says, "We want to highlight original work by renowned poets from around the world, living and dead, as well as bring out forgotten or overlooked literary treasures lost in the cracks of history."


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Ann Patchett's One and Only Hobby

Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett


In this video clip, novelist Ann Patchett talks about her "profoundly uninteresting" hobby (reading!) and how she came to open an indie bookstore in Nashville.


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Master of Science in Professional Writing at NYU SCPS (Sponsored Article)

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The Poetry of Place

Michael Medrano
Michael Medrano


Poet Michael Medrano writes about Fresno's beloved Tower District (described by some as a "wannabe San Francisco"), the place where Medrano composes his poems, produces his literary radio show, and leads a writing workshop.


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