Nonfiction

Narrative By Hand

Handwritten drafts of “Byzantium,” “Easter, 1916,” and other poems.

Narrative By Hand

The notebooks reveal insertions, deletions, queries, and corrections.

Narrative By Hand

Manuscript pages from The Blue Flower and The Bookshop.

Narrative By Hand

The handwritten first draft pages of Robert Olen Butler's first novel.

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Narrative By Hand

Up north people hunt bears using gummy bears as bait.

Narrative By Hand

Liza Donnelly

Narrative By Hand

Words and sketches from Gail Godwin’s upcoming novel Flora.

Narrative By Hand

Some people are so beautiful they belong everywhere that they go.

Narrative By Hand

You could not look at Leila for long, and yet you longed to look at her.

Nonfiction

I’m a theatrical lyricist. I would never choose to look fat in public.

Story of the Week

I loved hopping freight trains. It was cheap, dirty, and dangerous.

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Story of the Week

I had fantasies of Papa telling my son the stories he never told me.

Nonfiction

I rented a house in the woods of East Hampton as a form of therapy.

Features

Longtime residents witness the eruption of violence in Charlottesville.

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Nonfiction

“Leaving for war, Hayes wept. He didn’t just cry; he wept...”

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Narrative Taste

Diane cupped my cheek in her hand, studying me, memorizing me.

Nonfiction

In the street waiting for a cab, Ann’s boyfriend entrusted me with the story.

Nonfiction

How many times had I passed it in a taxicab or walked within sight of it?

Nonfiction

I would chase it to the shores of the lake where the killer waited.

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Narrative Outloud

We are teachers so maybe we can help something change, tap into something.

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Interviews - Audio/Video

Geoffrey Wolff

Interviews - Audio/Video

An in-depth audio interview with Ann Beattie on her writing.

Interviews - Audio/Video

Audio clips of Pultizer Prize winner Jennifer Egan on her work.

Love Story Contest

A high roller gave her money to stay in his room for the weekend.

Story of the Week

It is our nature to conform; it is a force which not many can resist.

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Nonfiction

They lived on the street, their mom a prostitute and heroin addict.

Nonfiction

Early on, Castro learned and opposed the unfairness of things.

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Essays

Tonight these writers lower their eyes and silence their words.

Nonfiction

Your writing may need to be ruthless or amoral to be original.