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Meet the Lit Fest Faculty: Poetry (& Octavio Paz) Saved Richard Louis Garcia

by Kate Barrett Lit Fest this year is bringing in some stellar writers and authors to teach everything from one-day craft seminars to multi-day intensives. I for one am giddy … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Few Notes from Workshop with Marilynne Robinson, 2001

by Nick Arvin I had the fortune of taking Marilynne Robinson’s fiction workshop at the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2001. Recently, I’ve been working on a few words to say … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

Meet the Lit Fest Faculty: Eric Sasson Thinks You’re Smart

by Jennifer Itell I met Eric at the Aspen Summer Words festival a few years back, in a week-long workshop facilitated by Elizabeth McCracken. Andrea Dupree and I went there … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

I lived in Donna Tartt’s hometown for a quick minute. For some reason, that makes me extra happy about this Pulitzer she won.

For just about one year, immediately post-college, I lived and worked in Greenwood, Mississippi. The truth? I hated it. I couldn’t leave fast enough. I was a newspaper reporter, a … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

Meet the Lit Fest Faculty: Thomas McNeely and Finding Our Religion

by Andrea Dupree   He may have been the first, perhaps the only, person I’ve ever had a casual conversation with who found cause to use the word tautology. The context … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spotlight on a Young Writer

By Meg Nix Before the Young Writers Book Release Party on Friday, I wanted to brag about one of the young writers in Teen Council. I’ll admit, I’m trying to get … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Unnecessary Art

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Hello, dear reader! Thank you for clicking and saying yes to “unnecessary art.” And for clicking this out of obligation because we are: family,…

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet the Lit Fest Faculty: Wendy Wunder

by Andrea Dupree I remember her saying with her name, she could either be a writer or a superhero. This was in the mid-nineties–we were both recent college grads wandering … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 8 Comments

The Smoking Gun

By Mario Acevedo The great mystery novelist Raymond Chandler wrote, “When in doubt, have two guys come through the doors with guns.” But what if you’re not writing that kind … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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