Archive for September, 2012

Prized Readers, When we doubt the value in what we are doing as readers and as writers of literature, we may look to great speeches of writers past, who remind us of the relentlessness of literature production in human history. Consider these words from the man who brought us, among others, East of Eden, The […]

“To the princess, it was an enigma why anyone would smoke, yet the answer seems simple enough when we station ourselves at that profound interface of nature and culture formed when people take something from the natural world and incorporate it into their bodies. Three of the four elements are shared by all creatures, but […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Before things went

Attn. Madrid dwellers, There is currently a William Blake expo at the Caixa Forum in Madrid until October, 21, 2012. As a poet, painter, and printmaker, Blake is a significant artistic figure of the British Romantic Age. It’s also free, so if you live in Madrid, you don’t have any excuses not pay a visit […]

Listen to Zora Neale Hurston Sing “Mule on the Mountain.”

For writers in Madrid, there is an interesting lecture titled, “The Anatomy of a Bestseller: How Fifty Shades of Grey and Modern Technology Made Romance Mainstream,” to be held on October 8, 2012 at the Saint Louis University in Madrid campus (Avenida del Valle, 34) in Padre Rubio Hall, Room 3. Those dirty little books […]