Here’s a little story Wes Anderson wrote in college not long before his 21st birthday.

We anxiously await the audio version, as read by Alec Baldwin.

Precocious, as ever.
Side B Magazine: Creative Non-Fic Sundays: Scenes from a Weekend Poetry Conference →

When I see the students, I break into acne again, remembering my English teacher, tweedy breath and patched sleeves, when Dylan Thomas was young and easy under the apple trees and cummings slept with a lady named death. Nothing has changed. This boy wears a black beret, reads Ginsberg and howls….

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Michael Cunningham on writing:

Here’s a secret. Many novelists, if they are pressed and if they are being honest, will admit that the finished book is a rather rough translation of the book they’d intended to write. It’s one of the heartbreaks of writing fiction. You have, for months or…

New Writers’ Studio in Blair Tower

Are you looking for a quiet, charming place to inspire creative writing? For a well-appointed study room to work with friends on group projects and problem sets?  Mathey has good news for you!  This summer, we are creating a Writers Studio on the third floor of Blair Tower. 

The student-run Writers Studio will hold drop-in writing hours, peer-based workshops, conversations with published writers, and advice on getting published. Creative writers of all literary persuasions are welcome to use the space.  Resources for writers will be available, including pencil and paper, and such magazines as Poets & WritersMcSweeney’s, and The Paris Review. Email the student managers, Maria (mcury@) and Mirabella (mirabel@) and let them know what you would like to see there!

Dinner discussion with Sophie Gee

The Writers’ Workshop is hosting a dinner discussion with Professor Sophie Gee on Thursday, March 4th, in the Mathey PDR.

Sophie Gee is the author of a newly released historical novel, The Scandal of the Season, a literary romance set in eighteenth-century London. A story of forbidden attraction and secret ambition plays out against a backdrop of teeming street-life and glorious buildings, masked balls, operas and eating houses, clandestine courtships and political intrigue.

Professor Gee is an Assistant Professor in the English Department, where she teaches classes on 18th century poetry and novels and on the history of English and America satire.

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