Post-Election Reading

In the wake of the election, we've all had to recalibrate our thinking. In these essays three of our favorite contributors: Roxana Robinson, Stan Burnett, and Anne Landsman weigh in on our new president-elect. 


Morning After

by Roxana Robinson

The Donald =
The Silvio?

by Dr. Stan Burnett

A Week After 11/9

by Anne Landsman



The acclaimed teacher and author Alice Mattison talks to Sarai Walker about penning a new book on writing (The Kite and the String), the best craft advice she's ever received, and the importance of diverse voices in fiction. 


"When we fail to encourage writing by people who need to earn a living and maybe support others, by women, by mothers, by those with disabilities, or those past their first youth, we lose the books they’d have written. We need those books." READ MORE


And if you'd like to experience Mattison's teaching first-hand, she'll be leading a one-day workshop for us this fall. Click here to find out more and sign up. 



The Other Stories

The Center is pleased to let you know about a fantastic new podcast, The Other Stories. It's a podcast for new, emerging, and struggling writers. Each episode features a work of fiction read by the author set to an originallly composed soundtrack. Following the reading, host Ilana Masad interviews the writers about their fiction, their work, and their writing lives. 


Check out their new episode featuring Zack Graham and his reading of "Book Boy".


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