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Going Off the Rails: A Conversation with Lindsay Hatton

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One of Chicago Tribune’s “30 Books to Read This Summer,” Lindsay Hatton’s debut novel, Monterey Bay, released tomorrow, follows precocious Margot Fiske, a fifteen-year-old relocated to Monterey Bay by her father, as she navigates a relationship with an older biologist

July 18, 2016 | Ren C. Smith


Value the Mad Impulse: A Conversation with John Domini

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During my years as an undergraduate at Linfield College, I had the luck of meeting John Domini, then an adjunct professor in creative writing. As a philosophy major, I didn’t take many classes from him, but I lurked around the hallways of the English department

July 8, 2016 | Naomi Ulsted


Take Your Stories From Good to Outstanding: Introducing the Short Story Incubator with Ron MacLean

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In advance of our inaugural Short Story Incubator program, instructor Ron MacLean explains what fiction writers can get out of six-months intensive study, describes his ideal Incubator student, and lays out the program's "ruthless and joyous focus on taking stories from workshop good to publishable." 

June 28, 2016 | Info

Interviews The Workshop

These Are Moments We Don’t Want to Look Away From: A Conversation with Yaa Gyasi

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Spanning eight generations, three centuries, and two countries, Yaa Gyasi's debut novel Homegoing, released today, has already been commended by literary figures from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Roxane Gay

June 7, 2016 | Colwill Brown

Books & Reading Interviews

All This Talk of Distance: A Conversation with Christopher Castellani

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GrubStreet Artistic Director Chris Castellani's The Art of Perspective (Graywolf) debuted early this year to critical acclaim for his insightful examination of the writer's perpetual point-of-view problem. Commended by the Boston Globe as "a master class — in 140 pages — on how various narrative strategies make novels tick," Castellani's book is "a modest, gracefully written meditation on creativity and craft," writes Kirkus Reviews

May 18, 2016 | Colwill Brown

Craft Advice Interviews