We continue our book club discussion of Difficult Conversations with an exploration of the Feelings Conversation— accompanied by a humorous and thoughtful look at Claire Trévien’s “Whales.”
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In October, the focus of our Friendship Project turns to the subject of Difficult Conversations. Join us for upcoming book and pod club discussions on this important topic.
Bethany Rohde starts a literacy conversation with her children that doesn’t go quite as planned. And maybe that’s a good thing.
A trip to Mooyah provides the perfect, if unexpected, place for a decision to be made: it’s time to pilot a Friendship Project. Burgers and fries aside, consider joining the takeoff.
If you want to like your essays, more and more, it helps to begin by liking others’ work—and seeing what *makes* it work. Get inspiration for how. Plus prompts! From author Charity Singleton Craig.
In our upcoming book club we’ll consider Ilya Kaminsky’s collection, Deaf Republic, and ask it guide us in a reimagining of what it means to be a hero, of disability, of the movements that compel us to survive.
The Yellow Wall-Paper may seem like a simple story on the surface, but it’s actually quite complex. This analysis of the classic 1892 story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman probes that complexity in fascinating ways.
In the dramatic escape scene of a children’s story, we discover important truths about staying awake to our lives and the world around us. Join us for the latest installment in our book club discussion of The Silver Chair.
In the first installment of The Silver Chair book club, we consider the errors of childhood that haunt us in our efforts to good in the world.
In a world that still needs kindness, more than ever, we bring you Random Acts of Poetry Day and encourage you to “freshen the world with poems,” as Ted Kooser puts it.
What do first steps in a new season look like for you? How do they feel? Join author Callie Feyen as she navigates unravelings and beginnings.
Author Megan Willome gets serious about some silly dinosaurs in an opposites book by Sandra Boynton for this month’s Children’s Book Club.
Journalist and author Megan Willome has two tips for great interviews. (Make that three tips.)
Come learn the secrets of being a deep reader with Megan Willome. And share your October pages for our monthy Reader, Come Home column.
Do some good in the world today—and maybe change the course of someone’s life. Celebrate Random Acts of Poetry Day by sharing a poem, or listening for one.
“Oyster” by Scottish poet Michael Pedersen is a jarring, irreverent poetry collection that wallops you with unexpected tenderness.
Do you ever read aloud to friends and family, or even to a pet? Sharon A. Gibbs does and gives you 5 great reasons you should, too.
In 1922, everything changed in literature, as James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” brought modernism to fiction and poetry.
Ann Kroeker interviews her high school English teacher, who reflects the heart of a guide—a mentor—for anyone who wants to help a student love literature.
Maureen Doallas interviews poet and filmmaker Janet R. Kirchheimer about poetry as the only “language” in which to write about the Holocaust.