How do you keep reading generously when you don’t like a story? Megan Willome says writing a poem may help.
In our reading roundup, A Ritual to Read to Each Other, we consider how to bless Dora Copperfield from Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield.’
“Shakespeare of London” by Marchette Chute, long out of print, remains one of the best literary biographies of the playwright that we have.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ using Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Much Madness is divinest Sense–’ as our guide.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ using Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Tell all the truth but tell it slant–’ as our guide.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of “The Yellow Wall-Paper” using Emily Dickinson’s poem “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers–” as our guide.
“When I teach poetry,” says author Megan Willome, “I remind people that there is no secret code to crack. So also with this story. There isn’t one right answer — or rather, there are as many answers as there are shades of yellow.” Come share your palette of views, in our new book club!
Join author Megan Willome as she reads classics in the new column, A Ritual to Read to Each Other. What beloved book or poem do you want to protect?
Learn the secrets of being a deep reader with author Megan Willome as we discuss why ‘Jane Eyre’ is a YA novel. And share your February pages for our monthly Reader, Come Home column.
Reading “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas evokes memories of Christmases in New Orleans with family, friends, and Cherry Bounce.
“The Old Curiosity Shop” by Charles Dickens, with some of the author’s most memorable characters, isn’t about a shop at all — it’s about a road trip.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your January pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her January good reads.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your October pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her October good reads.
“Pickwick Papers” explains why Charles Dickens first became popular, but “David Copperfield” demonstrates why Dickens has endured.
Reading poetry can lead to the discovery of other poets and their poetry, such as what happened when other poets led to Norman Nicholson and Frank Stanford.
For 75 cents, Glynn Young purchases a book of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay and considers both the poet and the woman who wrote her name on the inside cover.
Meeting the author of a favorite childhood book, Watership Down, a young Heather Eure is inspired in her own quest to be a writer.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton shares her top 10 YA and children’s books (actually, 17 or so).
Ten great Pride and Prejudice Resources. Okay, some are just plain fun. But that’s great too, no?
A thematic playlist to help you celebrate the 200th birthday of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Snark included, no extra charge.