Genre: Cross-Genre

The Sandman


“Your waking world is shaped by dreams.” The Sandman is a television adaptation of the beloved and award-winning DC Comics series written by Neil Gaiman. Co-developed and executive produced by Gaiman, the ten-episode Netflix series stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, and David Thewlis.

Jason Reynolds on Friendship and Storytelling


“To me, reading becomes a lot more palatable if young people realize that the stories, the books that exist within them are as valuable as the books that exist on the outside of them.” In this CBS Sunday Morning interview, Jane Pauley speaks to Jason Reynolds, award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, about lifting up children through storytelling, his journey as a writer, and the importance of friendship.



“Recalling the terror we experienced long ago, I wonder, is that something they wanted, to be acknowledged?” Belongings is a short film about the loss of a mother and a haunted childhood home directed by Alex Coppola and written by and starring Morgan Talty, author of the debut story collection, Night of the Living Rez (Tin House, 2022). Talty is introduced by Brandon Hobson in “First Fiction 2022” in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

CJ Hauser With Charlie Gilmour


CJ Hauser speaks about the surprise of their viral essay “The Crane Wife” and their process for writing essays in this 2021 virtual reading and conversation with author and journalist Charlie Gilmour for the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts in England. Hauser’s first nonfiction book, The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays (Doubleday, 2022), is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Renee Gladman at the Windham-Campbell Virtual Festival


In this video from the 2021 Windham-Campbell Virtual Festival, Renee Gladman reads from her book Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013) and collaborates in a performance with sound artist Val Jeanty. Gladman’s new book, Plans for Sentences (Wave Books, 2022), is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.



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