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Stories That Sing: A Profile of Michael Williams

Online Only, posted 12.16.14

It’s still early morning as I make my way by taxi across Cape Town, traveling from our ship in the harbor to the Artscape Theatre Center on the Foreshore. It’s a sharp, blue-sky day in late March.

Answer Songs: Music as Muse

12.16.14

A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.

 

Typewriters in the 21st Century

12.16.14

Innovations like the USB Typewriter, Hanx Writer, Hemingwrite, and Typing Writer are giving new life to the classic typewriter by updating it for the digital world.

The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

8.20.14

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

Discovering the Poetry of the Wild

9.01.13

Ecological artist and sculptor Ana Flores connects communites to the land around them through a series of installations that combine poetry, visual art, and nature observation.

The Written Image: LOADING

9.01.13

Visual artist Jonathan Allen and poet Anselm Berrigan team up to create LOADING, an exhibit in New York City that will be published in book form this fall by Brooklyn Arts Press.

The Poetry Pilgrim Presses On

7.01.13

Poet Crystal Hoffman sets out on a pilgrimage across the country to write a collection of poetry and essays based on the narratives of people she meets along the way. And she’s doing it all on foot. 

Posted 6.17.15

Ampersand hosts Kevin Larimer and Melissa Faliveno sit down with Jesse Browner, the author of How Did I Get Here? Making Peace With the Road Not Taken, published this month by Harper Wave, to talk about the new book and the decisions we make as writers and artists.

How to Impress a Literary Agent

by Staff

Special Section

July/August 2015

<p>Whether it’s simply spelling a name correctly in a query letter or proposing something new, advice for catching an agent’s eye can range from the obvious to the surprisingly counter-intuitive. Here, six agents speak candidly about what stands out to them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Preparing for the Worst: The Negatively Framed Outline

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

July/August 2015

<p>Pessimism can be a writer’s best friend: Fiction writer Benjamin Percy explores how the worst-case scenario can bring out the best in a story.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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