Inspiration

Detail from "Harry the Polychrome Frog" © John Peacock; used by permission

Gene Yang: “I Hated Assigned Reading”

Sep 28, 2015

TW Interview by William Gray

At the heart of all young adult literature is this equation: belonging + power = identity.

Cartoons, Featured Interview, Children's Lit | Read More

The Landscape Portal

Sep 21, 2015

Essay by Kaori Fujimoto

I wanted my stories to transport readers to someplace new and strange.

Why I Write, Children's Lit | Read More

Finding My Orange

Jun 01, 2015

TW Flash Essay by J.p. Lawrence

It soothes me to think of Hemingway in rough draft.

Why I Write, Flash Nonfiction | Read More

Why I Sing with the Mockingbird

Apr 29, 2015

Essay by Carol M. Folsom

We are not alone in our suffering, no matter how shocking or unusual our particular circumstances.

Why I Write | Read More

Controversial Beauty

Mar 30, 2015

TW Column by Judith A. Ross

My unquestionably beautiful surroundings, once so freeing, now seem limiting.

Talking Art, Photography, Nature | Read More

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