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Deadline for CWW Summer Paris Retreat Approaching- May 5th

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will take place July 22-30, 2015 in France. The retreat offers participating writers of all genres and levels to work alongside award-winning authors and editors. 1,072 more words

David Shields on literary collage

Is literary collage the future of creative writing and reading in our YouTube-attention-span world? Yes, according to David Shields in Reality Hunger.

In a class at Richard Hugo House last weekend, Shields explained how the most successful collage works (essay, memoir, short story, novel) are… 173 more words


Lyric Essay: John D'Agata

With John D’Agata’s The Lifespan of a Fact, we explore the realm of the lyric essay. We have been working our way toward this very current and somewhat controversial turn in nonfiction writing: where the creativity of “creative nonfiction” emerges into the essay, formerly and formally thought of as dry, dead. 622 more words


A Renaissance For All Seasons

Nat Bradford may not think of himself as a renaissance man or as a man for all seasons, but I think he is both.

Bradford is combining his heritage, classical learning and business innovation with a deep respect for science, the earth and its inhabitants. 351 more words

Bradford Watermelon

Writeliving Interview: Aimee Bender

I read the short story collection The Girl in the Flammable Skirt after graduate school and I knew immediately that a fresh and important  literary voice had arrived on the scene.  517 more words


MM Soundtracks: James Franco's "I Think You Are Totally Wrong: A Quarrell"

Here’s the trailer for the James Franco film I Think You Are Totally Wrong: A Quarrel with soundtrack written by Mark Matos featuring songs by Trans Van Santos, Os Beaches and Campo Bravo.  13 more words

She Loves Me @ The Landor Theatre Review

The Landor is a wonderfully intimate venue and is currently showing a sparkling rendition of the musical-comedy She Loves Me. Last put on in the West-End in 1994 to critical acclaim, the fifty year old musical has found a new home in the Landor and will delight all fans of Rom-Coms and of the musical. 456 more words