In our first installment of the Deaf Republic book club, we consider hope’s impossibility in the midst of unending devastation.
When writer’s block threatens to derail, one writer finds a way forward in music, baking, friendship and the practice of “living it a while.”
How does friendship play a role in identifying, and going on to meet, our needs? Explore the relationship between new friends Will and Joe in Rick Maxson’s first Adjustments Book Club installment.
Meaningful essays are capital-T True. Learn how to write essays that endure in the final meeting of ‘The Art of the Essay’ book club.
In a tell-all environment, how do we write essays when we can’t tell it all? We tell it slant. Join us for our book club on ‘The Art of the Essay.”
The key to essay-writing is getting to the truth. Megan Willome discusses how to get there in our book club on Charity Singleton Craig’s ‘The Art of the Essay.’
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“I’d decided going to graduate school was a mistake, and began to make plans to give up,” says Callie Feyen. “Enter Charles Dickens, John Forster, and Jane Carlyle.”
Anna Akhmatova’s friends memorized her poems to keep her work alive when it was too dangerous to put pen to paper. Sandra Heska King spotlights this life and death role of literary friends.
Author Sandra Cisneros tells the poignant story of Rachel, a girl pulled unwittingly into a crisis of identity on her birthday, when her teacher coerces her into accepting a red sweater that has been hanging for some time in the cloak room, unclaimed. The sweater does not belong to Rachel, and she doesn’t want it. Just like we sometimes don’t want, or understand, the discomfort of identities colliding, in a difficult conversation.