As my daughter’s wedding and it’s afterglow receed so the writing emerges and the reading too.
On October 25th I’ll be running a RoomtoWrite day workshop with my colleague Wendy Robertson on The Novella – all the details are HERE if you’d like to join us for the day. As well as beginning a new novella – a form I’m really excited about – I’m reading novellas too. So far the prize goes to Edith Wharton’s – Ethan Frome. New to me but how did I miss this? It’s captivating and unputdownable, in my opinion everything a novella should be.
Great fiction, like Edith Wharton’s, touches us and teaches us about ourselves and the world. This is the premise of the Changing Lives Through Literature programme I had the good fortune to visit in Boston USA. It’s inspirational founder Prof. Bob Waxler has a new book out – The Risk of Reading.
It is an important and fascinating book especially for those of us who care about reading. You can find it HERE.
I pre-ordered my copy so I for one will be reading it.
In my newsletter this week – some American literary magazines to submit to and ‘Writing can be Scary.’ If you’d like to receive the newsletter – which is not really news but very much about writing – free every Monday just e mail at – firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you on my list.