Israel is not only a great writer, but she particularly shines when she reflects on the cycles of family trauma….
Category: January-February 2021
CRAFT: Writing Science by Sarah Boon
This craft piece covers the basic tenets of how to write about science, which can be applied across journalism, essays, op-eds…
Interview with Cecile Pineda, author of Entry Without Inspection: A Writer’s Life in El Norte
Interview by Lara LilllibridgeCecile Pineda is an-award-winning Chicana novelist, memoirist, theater director, performer, and activist who felt misplaced throughout much of her early life. Her father was an undocumented Mexican immigrant, and her mother was a French-speaking immigrant from Switzerland. Pineda, born in New York City, felt culturally disconnected from both of her parents, while…
Interview with Jeannine Ouellette, Author of The Part That Burns
For me, finding the right shape for my book was a long process.
Writing Life: La Pandémie by Kristen Paulson-Nguyen
I try to focus on the moment and not on what I want to accomplish.
Navel Gazing by Emily Cluff
I have recently been accused of navel gazing. Not me specifically, but rather humanities majors in general.
I Was Expecting a Black Guy by Herb Harris
… the VP of Clinical Research looked directly at me for the first time since we sat down for the interview: “I was expecting a Black guy.”
Proof of You by Molly Thornton
I love things that show their age. I grew up in hand-me-downs…
Reflections on My Grandmother’s Costume Shop While Anxiously Making Masks by Melissa Hart
he scissors are Fiskars, the only brand my grandmother would ever touch.
Wallet by Chris J. Bahnsen
The check comes with fresh drinks, and when I reach into my back pocket, it’s empty.