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MAY
07
Narrative Collective Inaugural Reading
Posted May 7th, 2015 @ 4:30 pm EST

I've met with a group of writers for greater part of this past year, every week. We're reading from the work that we've produced on May 16 at the Goat Farm Arts Center Warhorse Cafe. Want to come?...   »


AUG
29
art:DBF With BurnAway: In Conversation with Lilly Lampe
Posted August 29th, 2014 @ 5:32 pm EST

Tomorrow, at the Decatur Book Festival, I'll be in conversation with art critic Lilly Lampe at the BurnAway tent (booth 326/327). As part of art:DBF and BurnAway's annual print publication, we'll discuss art writing and art criticism as a part of the onli...   »


AUG
08
Gratitude Road
Posted August 8th, 2014 @ 2:15 pm EST

Under/Over/On has reached capacity for its debut in Atlanta at the High Museum on Saturday, 8/23. The community's response to us has been unexpected and wide-reaching, and we are as humbled by your hospitality as we are galvanized by it. Batdorf &...   »


JUL
30
The Soft Launch of Storybuilding & Under/Over/On
Posted July 30th, 2014 @ 3:55 pm EST

As many of you know, I've been at work on an online presence for my privately taught creative writing classes. I've named the overarching company Storybuilding, and I've created its parent website. It's in beta! I'd love for you to take a look at it: www....   »


JUL
18
Thursday Section Opened for Storybuilding No. 2
Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 12:56 pm EST

The Tuesday evening class (scheduled for this fall) filled up quickly, and I've decided to open a second section of the same seminar, "Placing Sense and Sensing Place," on Thursday nights. It will run for 8 weeks, and to maintain a sense of intima...   »


JUL
18
Edith Wharton on Rossetti's House of Life
Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 12:36 pm EST

An apt description of Rossetti's sonnet sequence came in 1920s from Edith Wharton in The Age of Innocence:"That evening he [Newland Archer] unpacked his books from London. The box was full of things he had been waiting for impatiently; a new volume of Her...   »


FEB
20
#AWP2014
Posted February 20th, 2014 @ 12:42 pm EST

I am headed to the AWP Conference next week in Seattle. I've never attended, though I'm thrilled to have finally worked the dates into my schedule. I think Gary Snyder and Gretel Ehrlich are at the top of my list for must-attend events. I will also be sit...   »


JAN
23
Rossetti's Prized Blake Manuscript
Posted January 23rd, 2014 @ 5:49 pm EST

I saw Maria Popova's piece on Blake's gorgeous illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy, and it prompted me to troll the internet for a digitized version of Blake's notebook that Rossetti bought for 10 shillings in 1847. Rossetti adored it, and it led him i...   »


DEC
10
New Creative Writing Class: Story Building
Posted December 10th, 2013 @ 1:32 pm EST

A few of my students have banded together to hire me for a creative writing workshop. We will meet for six weeks in January and February on Wednesday evenings. The class will focus on technique in any genre. If you are interested in joining the workshop a...   »


NOV
26
FREE ADVICE: An Open Letter to Newbies, Rookies, and Students
Posted November 26th, 2013 @ 8:35 pm EST

I'm teaching Art of the Story again in the spring through Emory Continuing Education. A curious student reached out to me in an email to ask for advice to get started in writing in the meantime. I get this question a lot, and I thought I would post my res...   »


OCT
08
UPCOMING COURSE: The Art of the Story
Posted October 8th, 2013 @ 1:48 pm EST

I'm teaching a Creative Writing course for Emory's Continuing Education program in Alpharetta. There are a few spots left! If you need inspiration putting pen to paper, or a refresher course to start up on that novel manuscript, follow the link to registe...   »


SEP
30
Tiny Start
Posted September 30th, 2013 @ 12:01 am EST

As mentioned in earlier posts, I have followed 99u.com and its culture for the last six months. From Mark McGuinness's post today, I discovered a wisdom nugget on creative tinkering in the pull quote (a rarity in the mid-page white space for bold font):"B...   »


APR
10
How-Toism: Behance's Manage Your Day-to-Day
Posted April 10th, 2013 @ 5:59 pm EST

A box of these arrived in our office for an upcoming event, and while I typically avoid how-to/creative self-help, I find Behance's Action Method Dot Journal and Action Notebooks so worth their cost ("The light geometric dot matrix serves as a subtle guid...   »


MAR
30
SUBSCRIBE Now Added
Posted March 30th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm EST

Look left, over yonder. My excellent web designer has added a new feature to the site so that you can subscribe to my blog and soon-to-be-developed newsletter chock full of reading recommendations, SM news, and timely events of which I may or may not be a...   »


FEB
27
On Prepping My Version of Calvino's Six Memos
Posted February 27th, 2012 @ 1:55 pm EST

I woke up to an email from a former student. He is in the midst of an interview project where he's asked me to answer the following questions:1. You told us how you've traveled to different places to write and now you're working on a biography of [Rossett...   »


NOV
20
A New Exhibit? A New Exhibit!
Posted November 20th, 2011 @ 6:39 pm EST

I've been in the process of planning a trip to London next spring (granted one needs funds for something like this). BUT: the Tate is opening new exhibit next September that relates directly to my book's thesis: Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. The...   »


NOV
18
Doling Out Career Advice to Aspiring Editors
Posted November 18th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm EST

The incomparable Travel + Leisure Assistant Editor Kathryn O'Shea Evans visited my high school classroom. This is what she opened with:No-brainer career advice that should be obvious, but isn't:1.     When you're reporting a story, get...   »


JUN
11
Christie's Sells a Rossetti Study of Janie
Posted June 11th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm EST

Christie's has priced this 9.75 x 8.5 inch pencil drawing of Jane Morris at about $64,000 to $97,000 USD. Lachesis: Study of Jane Morris seated in a chair sewing shows care in shading that isn't typical of Rossetti (he didn't have a lot of patience when i...   »


NOV
12
Wet Ink: James Frey's Fiction Factory
Posted November 12th, 2010 @ 1:27 pm EST

The controversial author is hiring young writers to join him in a new publishing company. The goal is to produce the next Twilight. The contracts are brutal.  Will be on stands on Monday morning.  Photo-illustration: Gluekit(Photo: Christop...   »


JAN
07
Obsessed: Bruce Chatwin
Posted January 7th, 2010 @ 6:54 pm EST

An essay I recently wrote on Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia:  Bruce Chatwin's idee fixe on literature (Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Poe) may form the backbone of In Patagonia, but the author's all-encompassing obsession li...   »


NOV
27
Crashed
Posted November 27th, 2009 @ 5:02 pm EST

Those are real tears. And after the temper tantrum, vicious lashing and blame I placed on someone else's shoulders, fits of self-loathing, and exhaustion from holding it together on the phone with AppleCare, I feel a bizarre sense of freedom. Yes, I may h...   »


NOV
26
A Work In Progress: A Burlesque Teaser
Posted November 26th, 2009 @ 6:36 pm EST

I'm sorry I've been slow on the blogging front. After months of interviews, and months of watching pasties fly in all directions, I'm now behind my desk making it come alive again on the page. I've been working on a longform profile of a burlesque dancer....   »


OCT
24
"I Don't Read Grape Juice ...
Posted October 24th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm EST

I read wine," said Lawrence Weschler at a lecture on "Paradoxes of Form and Freedom in Longform Narrative Nonfiction." Among countless other witticisms that Weschler uttered on Wednesday night, this one resounds with me days later. He was referring to mem...   »


OCT
03
Viva Burlesque
Posted October 3rd, 2009 @ 9:45 pm EST

I'm in the process of profiling one of these women for the next two months. Work has levity again. The interviewing process is lively, intellectual, and like burlesque, "funnysexy-sexyfunny."...   »


SEP
25
"A Dry Fire Eats You"
Posted September 25th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm EST

There's this place in New York City where poets go, next to Battery Park, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look across the rocky waves out to the Statue of Liberty. It's free to work, to read, to write in the open stacks. The little haven down by the ri...   »


SEP
08
Niche Writer or Pigeonholed Scribe?
Posted September 8th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm EST

I'm dumbfounded by my colleagues who boast of specialties in their bios, like being a sexpert dating columnist or know-it-all on all-things-tall, which make them levitate on a page, namely above me. I've had a fear, an unfounded one, about being pigeonhol...   »


JUL
18
/SED-un-tair-ee/
Posted July 18th, 2009 @ 10:44 pm EST

Even the word is heavy. It's going to be one of those days. Why has there been so much rain this summer? It's killed my wages. I'm as pale as the word January....   »


JUN
01
How I Imagine Myself
Posted June 1st, 2009 @ 12:20 pm EST

Minus the blonde hair. Slash the heels. Replace the dress with cutoffs. Add a slouch to her posture. I love this image. Isn't it funny how we identify ourselves in pictures that really have nothing to do with ourselves? I don't own a typewriter (I want on...   »


MAY
28
Freelance-preneur
Posted May 28th, 2009 @ 1:52 am EST

Dad, this one's for you. The Eye Weekly piece by Kate Carraway probably resonates as much with him as with me. The content echoes a conversation that we've been having for years. Avoiding hand-to-hand combat with the much-written about Quarterlife Crisis,...   »


MAY
17
Wanting a Piece of the Pie
Posted May 17th, 2009 @ 4:38 pm EST

This wine guy from New Jersey has inspired me with the same same vivacity of a former professor and mentor. I was blogging with classmates in 2003 before the term blogger existed, thanks to Barbara. At the time, a profiled subject threatened me with a law...   »


APR
23
Wet Ink: San Francisco Treat
Posted April 23rd, 2009 @ 5:03 pm EST

"Hot new restaurants, cool hotels, and great galleries. We've found lots of reasons to leave your heart in San Francisco this spring."Shoutouts ...The Good HotelBar BambinoSerpentineBourbon & Branch...   »


JAN
14
Wet Ink: Art Throbs
Posted January 14th, 2009 @ 5:21 pm EST

A friend came up with this story idea. I loved the concept because hotels are constantly looking for ways in which to integrate local craftsmanship into the experience. From Paris to the Mexican Riviera, these hotels go out their way to give their guests...   »


NOV
03
Wet Ink: Green Gold
Posted November 3rd, 2008 @ 2:26 pm EST

I've chased this story for years. Whenever I would bring up algae biofuel with an editor, they'd cock their head to the side and give me an are-you-off-your-rocker glance. "Algae makes oil?" Indeed, it does. I'm thrilled that I could finally write about i...   »


NOV
01
Wet Ink: Return to Paradise
Posted November 1st, 2008 @ 6:11 pm EST

"Vancouverites began flocking to Hawaii in the 1960s and, with the strong Canadian dollar, they're back in a big way. The islands' high-end retail will appeal to any shopaholic, luxe residences have come way down in price, and their economic slowdown h...   »


 
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