Things I think I need to write (mostly in order): – a laptop – white space – a comfortable, supportive chair – books that I love or haven’t yet read piled nearby – a door, sometimes open, sometimes shut – coffee or tea – the option to get up and walk around or stretch – […]

Kissing Oscar Wilde: A Love Story In The City of Light Jade Sylvan Write Bloody Publishing, 2013 Jade Sylvan’s recent book is anything but average. Kissing Oscar Wilde is a more bildungsroman, a chronological narrative in prose poetry and poetic prose, a memoir of the author’s trip to Paris on a book tour in 2010, when she was […]

I have a desk. It’s that flat space where I stack things so tall that the piles wobble and slide into one another. Every so often I clear a space and try to re-establish my authority, but it never works for long. The papers multiply when my back is turned. They clamor for attention. I don’t get much writing […]

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Bayou’s celebration of National Short Story Month continues with UNO’s own Barb Johnson reading an excerpt from “The Invitation,” a short story collected in her acclaimed 2009 book, More of This World or Maybe Another. In the book, the lives of four unlikely friends intersect on the backstreets of New Orleans. Living amid poverty and violence, these fragile […]

Amy Sauber

Welcome to the blog series, PROCESS. In this series I ask artists of various mediums about their artistic processes. I’ve decided to open the door to visual artists and composers of music alongside our writerly types because as artists, I think we are most similar in our approach to process—how we do the work. Whether […]

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Welcome to the blog series, PROCESS. In this series I ask artists of various mediums about their artistic processes. I’ve decided to open the door to visual artists and composers of music alongside our writerly types because as artists, I think we are most similar in our approach to process—how we do the work. Whether […]

Books-to-Films

With short story month now underway, one of the first questions that comes to everyone’s minds may be: Who really reads short stories aside from MFA students and high school English classes? As it turns out, filmmakers do. Below is a list of short story adaptations that might make you rethink how you look at the […]