Last week saw the continuation of the year-long academic showcase Writers at Newark Reading Series, hosted by Rutgers University-Newark’s MFA Creative Writing program. On Tuesday, February 6, students, professors and Brick City residents welcomed Walt Whitman award-winning poet Mai Der Vang and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson […]
There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.
— Ursula Le Guin, American author, illustrator and poet
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
— Carrie Fisher, American actress, author and activist
Yesterday was a strange day. Well, the last month or so has been strange, but yesterday, particularly so. For the first time in a long time, I participated in a Twitter chat. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically when you follow a […]
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
— Albert Camus, Algerian-born French novelist, journalist and philosopher
If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?”
Chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.
— Steven Pressfield, American screenwriter, novelist and author of The War […]
I know we’re only 2 weeks in, but I can definitely say without a doubt, it’s going to be a very interesting summer. So interesting in fact, my plate spinning skills are going to be Ed Sullivan Show-worthy by Labor Day weekend. Allow me to […]
Comic book movies may be what’s hot when the warm days find their way onto our calendar, but for us comic book readers (or lapsed comic book readers ::cough::), they’ve always been a source of joy, frustration and inspiration year-round. And as much as I […]
Writing’s a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won’t rise, no matter what you do…
Now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could’ve dreamed.
— Neil Gaiman, English author, playwright, screenwriter and graphic novelist