In these times of fragments and fragmented times, what are the shapes of our comfort. Built and imagined. What gives boundaries and connection, healing and shelter, familiar pathways and points of rebellion.
How can we use voice on the page to not only put the stamp of our personalities on our writing, but also understand important structures of address and style? In this Master Class, Amitava Kumar will lead a discussion on voice, share writing exercises, and explore how authors like W. G. Sebald and Joy Williams use voice in their writing. Register here. Saturday, November 6, 2021, on Zoom.
Join us over Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TolstoyTogether for an encore book club reading of Tolstoy's War and Peace to celebrate the publication of Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace. Yiyun Li will lead us again in a careful, daily reading of War and Peace, beginning Wednesday, September 15 and continuing until December 8. See more details here.
"So where is it, then? Where is the rightful life that is awaiting us? Where is that undiscovered territory? Where the air is clear and consciences are clean. How do we get there? How do we cut our path through this wilderness? How do we run up our flags and stake our claims? The tyranny, the tyranny of these dreams of peace and quiet."
Bette Howland's "To the Country" is part of her collected stories, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. Order your copy.