Novelist Amy Tan takes a look at her personal sources of creativity. It’s lengthy at 22 minutes (as if that matters) but entirely endearing and great fodder for the grey matter. But Amy, let’s try to make friends with PETA, shall we?
“Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?” on TED.com
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My fabulous mentor and long-time writing instructor, Jim Krusoe, has just given us a new story to devour. Girl Factory is now available via Tin House and promises to be a fanciful, fun-filled ride because that’s just the kind of guy he is. I’m forever grateful to Jim as he’s the main instigator (or perpetrator, depending …
Recently, the always-insightful Michael Silverblatt interviewed Pulitzer-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of a new work of fiction, People of the Book.
They discussed the possible prevention of great cultural loss in the future as has been in the past. I wanted to transcribe this for you, as I find it to be most eloquent:
I think it comes down to whether or not we can bring people to appreciate that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
We don’t have a really …
Although there are many more “famous authors” in history (and today) than those in the series, these DVDs may be just the thing for a quick tour through the lives of your personal literary greats. Or perhaps you have teenagers who are suffering through a term paper and can’t stand the thought of reading any research info that doesn’t begin with the letters W-I-K-I. Check them out on Amazon.com.
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