Heard Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" on Selected Shorts last night and was reminded how thoroughly this story affected me when I was fifteen; it totally got its claws into me again now. Brilliant. | http://store.symphonyspace.org/products/where-are-you-going-where-have-you-been-mp3-download
17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read: Joan Didion, Virginia Woolf, Joyce Carol Oates, Annie Dillard, Adrienne Rich, Cheryl Strayed, Gretel Ehrlich, Jamaica Kincaid, Jo Ann Beard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Meghan Daum, Meredith Hall, Natalia Ginzburg, Ruthann Robson, Sandra Steingraber, Sandra Tsing Loh, Zadie Smith. "In my library." #TheTravelingMan michaelpking.org
<strong>What do Charles Bukowski, Joyce Carol Oates, and Edgar Allan Poe have in common?</strong> They love cats. Writers and cats go together like salt and pepper, and here are 16 of our favorite pairs.
Author Caleb Pirtle III write: "We know what wanders through our own minds whether we happen to be writing, thinking, dreaming, scheming, or taking a walk along the pine-shadowed banks of a little creek, which I do often. And sooner or later, most of us wonder what thoughts other writers have about writing, what secrets to they possess, and what advice they could give us about the chore of collecting enough words to tell a story."