The Association of Writers and Writing Program’s Conference, Seattle, 2014 — a Perspective. Part One.
Seattle in the winter is supposed to be cold and drizzly. It did not disappoint. During the five days of the AWP conference from February 26 until March 2, there was one sunny day. And then the northeast got snowed … Continue reading
If you’re looking for a man’s man who is also a writer, the name that should appear before you is Jack London. He crammed a lifetime of activities into his abbreviated life, and died probably declaring that he hadn’t missed … Continue reading
When Jorge Borges walked into a room, a reverential hush invariably fell over the area. It is not known if Borges (who was blind) knew that he was practically worshiped by all and sundry during the latter part of his … Continue reading
I have spent a lifetime being a critic of everything. Indeed, more than a few people have opined that I tend to be entirely too critical of too many things. So be it. I am eternally in search of excellence. … Continue reading
Many years ago when the author Truman Capote appeared on a talk show, the host asked him what deceased person he would most like to spend an evening with, and he responded, “Oscar Wilde.” I have asked this same question … Continue reading