It was a damp cold night and I stomped my feet to keep warm on the windy platform of the Long Island Railroad Station in Station Square (built, 1912) in Forest Hills Gardens, Queens. The Tudor architecture formed a graceful stone piazza with arches, arcades and turrets. Underneath the station was a niche filled with […]
We’re excited to launch this new blog on our site as a forum to share our writers’ work, introduce our instructors, and share our thoughts on the writing process. This week, I’m thinking about Toni Morrison again since watching the moving documentary about her life as a writer, “The Pieces I Am.” Have you watched it yet? As usual, Toni’s words and novel excerpts caused both inspiration and envy. As the writer Crystal Wilkinson wrote, “Toni Morrison makes me want to both write forever and never write again. And it’s always been this way.” Read more...
1) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I started writing bad poetry at age eight but knew I wanted to go into journalism and writing at age 16. 2) What do you love most about the writing process? I love polishing prose until it shines. 3) What do you love most […]
1) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I can’t isolate a single ‘aha’ moment. I felt I was always going to be a writer. 2) What do you love most about the writing process? I love when my conscious brain shuts off and I’m able to access a mysterious subterranean place. […]
“The most effective way to learn how to be a better writer is to be a better reader.” -Marie Cordell, Writer’s Book Club: Fiction This winter, we are offering two book clubs for Fiction & Memoir students. This is such an invaluable way to deepen your writing practice. Our instructors have designed workshops intended you […]
1) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I always loved stories and would write and illustrate (not very good) stories for fun as a kid. In fifth and sixth grades, some friends and I would get together to write (really, awfully bad) song lyrics and poems, too. Then, in seventh grade, […]