I think of William Shakespeare as the Joss Whedon of the Elizabethan stage. In Shakespeare’s plays, he cussed and bantered, wrote of psychics and murder, made the queen of fairies fall for a man with an ass’s head. He gave a monster insight and gave honeymoons to teenagers. He wrote for the people, messed with [...]
By Michelle Seaton “How’s the writing going?” It’s the question I hear whenever I venture to an event where I see other writers. I ask this question, too, at every reading, book launch, conference, and party where I run into a friend or former student I haven’t seen in a while. The response is almost [...]
After a year of meeting weekly with my intelligent, talented lab partners and teachers, I feel inspired to set myself up as a freelancer. I’ll write feature stories! Pitch paying markets! Write essays! Submit to literary magazines I’d only dreamed about! But where to start?
It may be horrifying for lay folks to learn this fact, but there is a mantra in residency called, “watch one, do one, teach one.” As an intern, I did not have the luxury of watching scores of intravenous insertions before I tackled my own. Lumbar punctures are done less frequently. If I’d been supervised [...]
By John Weeks On June 16th, the literary world will celebrate Bloomsday in honor of James Joyce’s epic novel Ulysses. This retelling of The Odyssey takes place on June 16th, 1904, and follows its hero, Leopold Bloom, as he journeys through Dublin to reconnect with his wife. On June 16th, Joyce fans the world over will [...]
By Celeste Ng Recently I read an anecdote about Nabokov: a student asked if he had any talent, and Nabokov pointed to the window and asked him to identify the tree outside. When the student came up blank, Nabokov dismissed him: “You’ll never be a writer.” For a long time I would have heartily disagreed, [...]
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