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Clusters of sequin at the bar

I want to embrace whatever is firmer and bigger than myself.
Like the sound of the wind around the tent
or everyone inventing their own colloquial happiness,

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Tin House Q&A with Lacy Johnson

In her new memoir The Other Side, Lacy Johnson recounts her terrifying experience being kidnapped, raped and imprisoned by her ex-boyfriend, a man she used to love, trust and live with. 1,383 more words

Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop: Highlights From Day One

  • After settling into my dorm room, I braved the dining hall for lunch—this wide open area with various food stations. There were trays with papers lining them indicating how many big and little dishes you can have.
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Writing News

Lit Mag Festival at Housing Works

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe – 126 Crosby St, New York, NY

For moi, the CLMP’s 15th Annual Literary Magazine Festival was a whirligig of amusements, a fountain of delights, a veritable beetle colony exposed to the sunlight. 377 more words

Literary Readings

Read What You Write: Literary Journals

I’m a short story writer so, I try to read short stories in journal publications like Granta, Tin House, Ploughshares and The Paris Review… 220 more words

Craft Of Writing

Today at Tin House, I discuss "The Perpetual Muse" a.k.a., the first love that got away

Sending personal essays out into the world is a little bit like spilling your innermost desires onto paper, sticking the slip into a bottle, and tossing it out to sea — the utmost act of courage, but also of feeling unmoored. 68 more words

Fiction Writing

Nightstand 2014: Week Twenty-Four

What I’m reading this week — lots of good stuff:

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