London Letters #3: “The Rain it Raineth Everyday”

By Adam Katz I decided to call this one “London Letters,” even though I’m not in London anymore, because “Shropshire Letters” doesn’t alliterate.  We had to give up Anuja’s apartment in Camden Town on Sunday, and, rather than move to a different part of the city, we decided to go elsewhere for a while. GoodContinue reading “London Letters #3: “The Rain it Raineth Everyday””

London Letters #2: “O for a Muse of Fire”

By Adam Katz Yesterday I walked past the Globe Theater. It was intense. Just walking past it. I’ve been in London now for over a week. I’ve seen a bunch of the tourist things you’re supposed to see, and not seen others. I saw the treasures of the Sutton Hoo excavation at the British Museum.Continue reading “London Letters #2: “O for a Muse of Fire””

Featured Writer: Tyler Albertario

Octobert is LGBT History Month in Australia, Canada, and the United States. It is particularly appropriate, then, that we are finishing our first Creative Writers’ Showcase with Tyler Albertario. You may remember we featured Tyler’s work “‘Pride’ and Prejudice: The Craig Schoonmaker Story” when we were psyching all you lovely readers up for this series.Continue reading “Featured Writer: Tyler Albertario”

London Letters #1: I’m Having a Great Trip

By Adam Katz     It is strange being in the city that, for over three hundred years, was the political and economic center of the world… and not really caring. I arrived in London on October 1. The reason I’m here has nothing to do with the Globe Theater or the tailors on Savile RowContinue reading “London Letters #1: I’m Having a Great Trip”

Big Cat, Little Cat!

Mary’s True Crime Tuesday is off this week. But we’ll be receiving dispatches from Adam’s trip to England starting tomorrow. Apropos of which… * * Description: Two felines, both alike in dignity, but not in size or color, in fair London where we lay our scene. The small grey asks the large orange: “So whatContinue reading “Big Cat, Little Cat!”

Adam’s Big Think #6: Wrong Tent

By Adam Katz For this month’s Big Think, the theme is “Things that go Bump in the Night.” Enjoy! It was a weekend camping trip with the Boy Scouts. Yes, I was a Boy Scout for a couple of years. The autumn leaves were fresh and crisp—mostly oak with some maple and ash and someContinue reading “Adam’s Big Think #6: Wrong Tent”

Featured Author: Dr. Steve Voris

This is an unusual one for us, which we’re especially happy to have. Steve and Mary DiPipi went to the same MFA program. As you read this story, you’ll notice more scaffolding than usual: a couple paragraphs of introduction explaining why the story was written, a bunch of discussion questions at the end showing howContinue reading “Featured Author: Dr. Steve Voris”

Adam’s Big Think #5: Sticking Your Nose in a Book

By Adam Katz Do you think books mind when we read them? Here they are carrying on with their lives, being beautiful or terrible according to how they were written, and we come along and literally stick our noses into their business. There are some people—scholars, philosophers, authors—who treat books as if they were alive.Continue reading “Adam’s Big Think #5: Sticking Your Nose in a Book”

Introducing Featured Author Wendy Zuccarello

You’re going to like this week’s offering. Wendy Zuccarello lives and writes in New Jersey. “Joey,” which is an excerpt from her novel Chasing Freedom, has characters who pop; the kind of characters who stay with you. No surprise if you find yourself following the link in the author-bio to read the rest of theContinue reading “Introducing Featured Author Wendy Zuccarello”

Back to the Big Think

This week’s Big Think is a bit of a special edition. This month’s theme is Back to the Books, and we wanted to celebrate (in slightly punny fashion) by going back to our favorite passages from our previous Big Thinks about reading and about books in general. Of course, if you find one of theContinue reading “Back to the Big Think”

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