Tolstoy Together

March 16, 2020



Read and discuss War and Peace with Yiyun Li and A Public Space. #TolstoyTogether.


The 2020 A Public Space Writing Fellows

February 18, 2020

We are pleased to announce the 2020 A Public Space Writing Fellows.


Candy for Dinner in the Desert

February 18, 2020

We are pleased to share an excerpt from Rocky Halpern's "Candy for Dinner in the Desert," the 2019 recipient of the Bette Howland Nonfiction Prize. The prize, given annually to a graduating nonfiction student at the New School in New York City, was established by Honor Moore, who first met Bette Howland in 1977: "​In the winter of 1977, I went to the MacDowell Colony for the first time. I had just had my first work—a memoir-as-play called Mourning Pictures—go public on Broadway.... The play had been a hit in a Massachusetts summer theater and closed quickly in New York, and though it was to be published in an anthology, I was having a hard time emerging from what was an up-down whiplash experience. At MacDowell I met a woman writer about eight years older than me—at the time, she seemed much older!—who had just published a memoir of her time in a mental hospital—the book was called W-3. We became friends—long talks in what I remember as her very dark writing studio—her typewriter in a pool of light. She was the first woman writer to encourage me."


The Inaugural Editorial Fellow

February 14, 2020



Taylor Michael named the inaugural A Public Space Editorial Fellow.


The 2020 A Public Space Editorial Fellowships

December 2, 2019

A Public Space is thrilled to announce a new Fellowship program for aspiring editors.


Monday Memo

November 25, 2019



What we're talking about this week at A Public Space.


Monday Memo

November 17, 2019



What we're talking about this week at A Public Space.


Monday Memo

November 11, 2019



What we're talking about this week at A Public Space.


Monday Memo

November 4, 2019



What we're talking about this week at A Public Space.



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