First Sentence is a new series featuring a monthly interview with a writer — poets, novelists, essayists, memoirists, as well as those who do not fit into any of these neatly defined genres.
Each month will give us a glimpse of a variety of writing approaches, philosophies, habits, quirks, and publishing options.
I firmly believe that there’s no “right” way to write, and that we can learn a great deal from how fellow writers find their way to the page, begin new work, keep going, and know when something is “done” and ready for the world.
Additional writers and details coming soon!
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The 2017 Line-Up:
Vanessa Mártir, author of The Relentless Files, creator of the Writing Our Lives Workshop and #52essays2017
Nancy Stearns Bercaw, author of Brain in a Jar and Dryland (April 2017)
Eli Clare, author of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
Doug Anderson, author of The Moon Reflection Fire (poems), Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery
Mani Schwartz, author of the forthcoming novel, Land