Baltimore sunset in June
The shameful joys of the franchise novel … and why the force is with them
“It’s a plain fact of publishing life that more people will read the latest Star Wars franchise novel than all the books shortlisted for last year’s Booker prize put together.”
I’ve attended a lot of literary readings. I’ve noticed that literary events, like any live performance, are bound to have some glitches here and there. I’ve begun to notice some very common glitches, though, in readings by professionals and amateurs alike, and I think they should be avoided.
If you’ve ever been to an open-mic, spoken word or poetry event then you’ll know what I’m talking about,…
There’s a maxim out there, variously attributed, which says: “serious writers should keep their work in circulation until it either sells or the ink wears off”. It can be difficult and time consuming to keep that circulation going, especially if you’re trying to get a variety of things published. There are so many important things to remember. To record all this information, there are so many…
Original Miro lithograph. (at Van Pelt Library)