Archives for August 2012

Rain, Rain, Stay Away

The Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival is right around the corner, and though we’ve got a rain location set for Greenlight Bookstore, we can’t help but feel antsy about Saturday’s weather.  This week, in hopes of placating the gods of precipitation, we offer you a poem by Iniko Thornell (Age 14) about embracing the rain. […]

Consider the Body

Today, on The Paris Review website, I came across an extremely inspiring interview with British writer Will Self, who’s authored numerous books of fiction, including seven novels and three novellas (his latest is called Umbrella). In the course of the interview, Self talks about, among other things, his preoccupations in his work. One of these preoccupations is sanity (which […]

Two short stories from our Fort Greene Park workshop, plus photos!

Ray Bradbury once encouraged new writers, “Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.”  This week, we are proud to present two of the good ones. Nate Kruger tells the tale of a boy named Mohammed who enlists to fight for the Union Army in the […]

Depression and Writing

I have not spent a lot of time reflecting on the relationship I have with my writing. Nor do I have a romantic story about what led me to write and what inspires me to continue writing. Yet I cannot deny the effects writing has had on my well being, especially in regards to my […]

Fall Reading: Paula Bomer’s Nine Months

A couple of months ago, The Narrator brought you a list of our contributors’ hopes and dreams for summer reading. I contributed to this list, and quite honestly, I didn’t quite make it to my selections. (I hang my head in shame, but I swear: I did read pretty awesome stuff this summer). This failure, […]

Muahahahahah! Evil Plans at our Saturday Workshops

At the intersection of a few of the most fun writing topics– superpowers, science, adventure, and mischief–lies the evil plan.  Not surprisingly, this enticing story element comes up often in our Saturday workshops.  This week, we are proud to present three posts written in the spirit of shrink rays, doomsday devices, and unsavory characters.  The first […]

Superlative Man

Today’s prompt was inspired by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, whose gold medal (and Olympic record) in the men’s 100-meter dash yesterday meant that he retained his title as the “World’s Fastest Man.” How this prompt works is you first make a list of as many superlatives as you can think of in 60 seconds (incidentally, Bolt […]