“New Yorker Puzzle 1” © JoeAnn Hart; used with permission

Me and F. Scott Against the World

Oct 20, 2011

Essay by Jay Owens

At its worst, contemporary online style bears a disturbing resemblance to the cheery falseness of advertising.

Why I Write, Authors | Read More

Why I Can’t Stop Writing

Sep 28, 2011

Essay by Wichita Sims

As I reread that sentence, I realize it’s crap, too.

Why I Write, Cancer Workshop | Read More

Jetlag: A Love Story

Sep 22, 2011

Essay by J.p. Lawrence

Words, words, words. As a journalist, they are my bricks and mortar.

Why I Write, Photography, Journalism | Read More

My Mother Said: “Write Everything”

Sep 16, 2011

Essay by Sharon Tosto Esker

'Wait!' she yelled, running past at least a dozen confused travelers in the security line.

Why I Write, Family Stories, Letters and Journals | Read More

September 11: Why I Write

Sep 08, 2011

Essay by Ken Hertz

I loved being a pilot, but what did that do, really, to advance humanity?

Why I Write, Grief | Read More