The New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Orchid Thief talks with musician Ben Arthur about her music, inspiration, distraction, adaptation, and her new book about the Los Angeles Public Library fire in 1986.
Writing about trauma is sometimes called “navel-gazing,” particularly for women writers. An essayist and memoirist confronts this stigma, and calls on writers to explore their personal traumas and truths.
A poet, novelist, and memoirist investigates the experience of imposter syndrome—that insidious feeling of being a fraud—and poses the question, What would happen if writers stopped viewing their careers as a series of happy accidents?
A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.
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.
Use found language to compose a poem, incorporate video games into a story, or write an essay on selflessness—three prompts to bring your writing to life this winter.
Quoth “The Raven” for inspiration, compose a campus story, or petition for your own state beverage—three prompts to carry you through the fall.
After the death of her son, a writer copes with immeasurable loss and grief through a daily practice: writing more than two hundred thank-you notes.
Explore your inner soundtrack, make your character sweat, and embrace your many identities—three prompts to keep you writing this summer.