Writers' Reel


Writers’ Reel: Have A Literary Thanksgiving Day!

This week, we’re featuring a reminder that spending time with your family is when the true literary drama occurs. Watch a clip from the 1997 film The Ice Storm, based on the novel by Rick Moody.

Writers’ Reel: David Foster Wallace in Conversation

Listen to the late David Foster Wallace being interviewed by David Kipen in San Francisco for City Arts & Lectures in 2004.

Writers’ Reel: Nikki Giovanni On Healing Through Poetry

Writers’ Reel: Is Literature Making You a Nicer Person?

Electric Literature posted a witty animated video named "The School of Life," which tries to answer the question, "what is literature for?" The video lists four major answers, including the facts that it makes a person nicer and it&rsquo

Writers’ Reel: An Uncensored Charles Bukowski

“If you can’t write the next line, well, you’re dead.” – Charles Bukowski 
This animated video by Drew Christie captures a 1993 conversation the author Charles Bukowski had in his home.

Writers’ Reel: Celebrate The Freedom To Read!

This week is Banned Books Week, an annual event that highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Writers’ Reel: Three Authors Tackle Grief Through Art


This week we look at how three authors wrote wrote about the lose of loved ones.

Poet Edward Hirsch recently spoke to NPR on his book-length elegy, Gabriel, a narrative poem about the unexpected death of his 22-year-old son. In the interview, Hirsch argues that there is no “right way to grieve.”