Writers' Reel is a weekly video feature. Below we've shared a 1973 recording of Shel Silverstein reading his beloved book, "The Giving Tree." Enjoy!
During our mid-December orientation, each participant was assigned a couple of books to read. We were to read the supplemental material by this past Tuesday—the day we began workshop. My assignment: Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, and the novel Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami. Sounded great.
Publisher's Weekly was so enamored with Oppen Porter, the narrator of Antoine Wilson's Panorama City, that they asked Antoine to list his ten favorite narrators of all time. Our current Mark program instructor introduces his list by designating two narrator types. Read on below or check out the Publisher's Weekly page.
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Writers' Reel is a weekly video feature. Below we've shared a recording of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself." Credit: PBS.
I imagine the new year like this: a whole calendar laid bare, waiting to be marked up—month by month, day by day, moment by moment, by who we are and what we will do with ourselves in this new parameter of time.
Today’s the day: the day the Mayans predicted would be the end of the world. Today is also the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. Our earth is in transition. Life is in transition as we gear up for a new year, which gets me thinking about beginnings and endings.