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Interview with Joy Williams in VICE

I’ve never read Joy Williams, but now I’m going to seek her out. All because of this article by Lincoln Michel. She does a great job of spelling out what a short story should do, while giving her view of humanity and mentioning the current corporate nature of writing workshops. (Agree or disagree?)

Hate or Love Twitter, It Found Me Joy Williams

In “When An Internet Skeptic Takes to Twitter,” Sven Birkerts, author of The Gutenberg Elegies, decries the flittersphere in no uncertain terms. Denigrating the “toddler-talk sound of the word” Twitter, Birkerts goes on to call the popular site an “unceasing purposeless chatter-stream” and a “mad bazaar of self-promotion…” 242 more words

Good Ideas

"The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories" by Joy Williams

“ stood up and came around the table and kissed me. She smelled then like the glass that was always in the sink in the morning, and the smell reminds me still of daring and deception, hopes and little lies.” 224 more words

Reading

99 Puzzles to Solve

 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Joy Williams returns with a lightning bolt collection of flash fiction. Each piece is numbered and named and explores the human connection and disconnection with God and the mysterious. 262 more words

Literary Fiction

I like what I hear

Things I heard recently that stuck with me

The Organist from KCRW, episode 56, “Pop Philosophy,” from the show:

Philosopher Simon Critchley argues that when it comes to the narrative of our lives, we are nothing more than our record collections.

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Lists

Haunting fables for a modern world: Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams

She was a writer on my radar, Joy Williams, somehow unknown to me until recently, but then, the world of literature is large and sometimes voices pass us by until fate or chance draws them to our attention. 894 more words

Literature

Photo Series #1: Loving Your Quirks and Your Womanhood

Being comfortable in one’s body is not something that happens in one’s sleep. It takes a lot of mistakes, a lot of dancing, a lot of crying, and a lot of laughing with the friend that never leaves. 552 more words

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