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Member Dispatch: Heidi Pitlor and the Transcendent American Short Story

by Elizabeth Cameron “I was also tempted to develop my own definitions of what made one story successful and another less so… [But one] that met my initial requirements—say, a … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Happens in Grand Lake…

During any getaway that lasts more than two days, someone will invoke the slogan from the Las Vegas ad campaign of a few years back. You know the one: What … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Turning into a Dandelion

By Kristin Pazulski I’m a weed in this house of literary writers. As a journalist, my writing is driven by fact with a smidge of creativity. I rarely slave over … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Social Media Insights

By Jannett Matusiak Navigating social media can be as daunting as driving in Boston. There’s lots of noise, no clear signage pointing you in the right direction, and a wrong … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: A Revelation

By Lois Levinson I admit that I do not have a consistent writing practice. I have struggled to find the right space, both physical and psychological, that is the most … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: George Saunders and the Art of Fearlessness

By Carley Tacker The first time Eric Sasson met George Saunders, he didn’t realize who he was talking to. Easy going, humble, and far more interested in what you do, Saunders introduced … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Clean Well-Lighted Dialogue

By Ron D. White “Add some better dialogue” is the most common phrase in reviews of my work. The last class of the spring session was about to begin and I … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Book Marketing 101

by Gemma Webster Working authors John Shors, Lindsey O’Connor, and Benjamin Whitmer all agree: you have the duty and privilege to promote your work. On Thursday, all three offered advice on … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Write Like a Yogini

By Kyra Scrimgeour Although I take the occasional yoga class, I would never call myself a yogi. This is especially true when I take a class for the first time … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

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