Writers’ Retreats, Workshops & Conferences: 6 Options for the Second Half of 2015

Writing can be a very solitary pursuit, and for the new writer especially, it’s easy to get lost and discouraged in that creative bubble. One of the best opportunities a writer can take advantage of is attending a conference, workshop or retreat where industry experts and other writers can offer guidance, support and often a… Read More »

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May is Short Story Month

May is Short Story Month, and it really does seem like the short story is having a moment. From acclaimed recent releases by Junot Díaz, George Saunders, and Lorrie Moore, to Alice Munro’s 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, short stories have been able to break free from their diffident standing as a writer’s first dance,… Read More »

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Top Ten Tips for Having a Great Book Club Meeting

Thinking of joining a book club or starting one of your own? For a reader, there are few things more gratifying than discussing books with other book lovers, but in order to be successful, a book club needs to be just a bit more regimented than a casual discussion over coffee. So follow these 10… Read More »


7 Thrilling Books to Read after The Girl on the Train

Fans of thrillers are an interesting group. We like to be tricked. We like to be toyed with, misled, tested. We follow unreliable narrators down dark alleys and along murky paths, and will keep following until we reach eventual illumination—redemption is strictly optional. We really like surprises, and we loved The Girl on the Train,… Read More »

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