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Short story: "Cats and Dogs"

“Cats and Dogs,” by Joy Williams

Appeared in Catapult, September 8th, 2015; collected in The Visiting Privilege

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Lush surrealism. Or hyperrealism? Everything that happens is possible but implausible. 26 more words

Twenty-first Century

State Farm's "Following" Encourages Volunteerism

Since being released a few days ago, State Farm’s two-minute film “Following”, created by DDB Chicago, has racked up nearly four million views on YouTube. 215 more words

Celebrating International Women's Day

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”

There are so many people that one can celebrate on International Women’s Day, so many that their names start to blur together. 176 more words


Lit rec #103: "We are saved not because we are worthy. We are saved because we are loved." (1982)

“She was surrounded by strangers saying crazy things. Even her mother…” So original. “TRAIN” from TAKING CARE by Joy Williams.

Take pride in what you wrote - because you wrote it

“The stories weren’t brilliant. But I wrote them, I began and ended them.”

-Joy Williams

Love this sentiment from Joy Williams, an American novelist and short story writer I admit I didn’t know when I read this quote.

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We are American writers

“We are American writers, absorbing the American experience. We must absorb its heat, the recklessness and ruthlessness, the grotesqueries and cruelties. We must reflect the sprawl and smallness of America, its greedy optimism and dangerous sentimentality. 64 more words