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Podcast Live for Shakespeare & Co. Reading feat. David Shields and Charles Recoursé

During our 2015 Summer in Paris Writing Retreat, the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop organized a reading at the famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore.  The reading featured acclaimed essayist, writer, and Cambridge Writers’ Workshop instructor… 111 more words

Samantha Matthews--That Thing You Do with Your Mouth: The Sexual Autobiogrpahy of Samantah Matthews as told to David Shields (2015)

SOUNDTRACK: THE HOLMES BROTHERS-Tiny Desk Concert #71 (August 2, 2010).

I’ve never heard of The Holmes Brothers.  So I was a little surprised to hear that they have been playing together for 30 years. 553 more words


Mailbag: August ARCs

I never understood the idea of “small dreams” until I started receiving unsolicited advance reader copies (ARCs) of soon-to-be-published books in the mail, and felt like I had arrived. 545 more words


Truth is the new fiction


Writers such as Philip Roth and more recently Will Self have predicted the death of the novel and have written its obituary notice with Roth declaring that he “was finished with fiction” and that in a few decades the novel will be as irrelevant as Latin poetry. 484 more words


How Literature Saved My Life, by David Shields

How Literature Saved My Life by David Shields
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I can’t review this book. Like, (there’s some demotic for you, Shields) I am not actually capable of passing any kind of judgement here at all. 206 more words

Book Review

Review: 'How Literature Saved My Life' by David Shields

It’s been a day since I finished reading David Shields’ “How Literature Saved My Life” and I’m still not sure what I think of it. … 452 more words

Book Challenge

That Thing You Do With Your Mouth

By Joanne Furio 

In the age of memes, tweets, texts, IMs, 100-word news stories, and a rotating display of top ten-like lists on your internet service provider’s home page, is the question facing both writers and media companies alike: what is the future of the written word? 1,523 more words