191 articles found

A tribute to Harper Lee

The Writer pays tribute to Harper Lee with this excerpt from Roy Peter Clark’s book “The Art of X-ray Reading.”

By Roy Peter Clark | Published: April 11, 2016

Savior of literature

It takes a big federal agency to capture (and support) the diversity and aesthetic tastes of a melting-pot nation. The NEA is on a mission to keep excellent writing a national priority.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: April 11, 2016

Mitchell S. Jackson: Turn around

The novelist and teacher who didn’t turn his back on his past, but faced it head on to find a voice uniquely his own.

By Aubrey Everett, Photos by John Ricard and Xan Padron | Published: March 2, 2016

Can nonfiction be dramatized?

It’s important to clarify for the reader what kind of information he or she is getting when you repurpose true events.

By Brandi Reissenweber | Published: February 22, 2016

Short story contest winner: Gargoyles and Stars

Meet Lydia, a cheerful woman on the hunt in New York City for her parked car. Despite vibrant memories, her loyalty to the past is trumped only by the fact that it doesn’t exist outside of her imagination.

By Caroline Bock | Published: January 27, 2016