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Member Dispatch: Being (Near) George Saunders

Vicki Gundrum’s tell-all on her night with George Saunders.

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Member Dispatch: Lit Fest, Four Months Later

by Carrie Esposito After Lit Fest, I came away with a new short story—my first told by a male protagonist, and to make people laugh out loud—a revised manuscript of … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Process Involves Insomnia

Originally posted on nola studiola REDUX:
My favorite time to write is in the middle of the night. Correct that: My favorite time to write memoir is in the middle…

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Literary Harvest

by Tiffany Quay Tyson This is the time of year when I work furiously to prepare, cook, and eat the summer vegetables from my garden. It’s been a particularly bountiful season for … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Introducing George Saunders

by Nick Arvin Many, many thanks to everyone who came out for our Inside the Writer’s Studio reading and interview yesterday with George Saunders. We had a full house and a wonderful time. … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Member Dispatch: Far From Your Own Shores

by Devon Taylor Write what you know. We’ve all heard that, right? From the moment you put pen to paper in the stunningly optimistic hope of becoming a writer, this … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Member Dispatch: A little kindness in the writing workshop

by Maggie Ferguson In the film Shut Up & Play the Hits, James Murphy’s manager, Keith Wood, has a neon green poster with blue print in his office. It reads, … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Retaining Wonder and Genre-Bending: questions for new instructor Jennifer Denrow

By Kristin Pazulski When you read a piece by Jennifer Denrow, you absorb her relationship with the world—one of wonderment and causal adventure. Her carefully chosen words reflect a pondering … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

And the Beacon Award goes to…

It was seventeen years ago this month that Michael Henry and I packed up what we had (not much) and moved our fledgling writing workshop from Boston to Denver.  Anyone … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

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