My mother bought tickets to a book luncheon the other day. I’d never heard of that, but it’s a place where a lot of women wearing Chico’s mix-and-match outfits spend $60 to eat chicken while listening to an author speak about his or her books. The author in this case was a very nice man […]
Answer the following questions as honestly as you can. If you say no at any point, stop. You are not suited to pursue your MFA. If you say yes, continue on to the next question. Do you want to be surrounded by other writers of varying temperament, talents, and levels of dedication? Think carefully […]
Are there any topics we cannot write poems about? Can we write about love or death or the soul or suicide or any other abstraction when Shakespeare and Dickinson and Frost and Plath have covered that territory so well already? Can we write about the funeral of our grandmother with her cold hands folded as […]
Emily Cole is this year’s winner of the Sandy Crimmons National Prize in Poetry.
Suzanne Comer is a Philadelphia-based artist who was formally trained in oil painting and printmaking.
When he’s not practicing consumer bankruptcy law in Lancaster, PA, Mitchell Sommers is busy at work writing short stories, novels, and op-eds.
Julie Cohen, PCC, spends her days as a professional Career and Personal Leadership Coach.
Deborah Burnham PhD is a Professor of English at UPENN, as well as the author of Anna and the Steel Mill and the chapbook Still.
Concha Alborg PhD is the author of two collections of short stories: Una noche en casa (Madrid, 1995) and Beyond Jet-Lag (New Jersey, 2000) and a novel, American in Translation: A Novel in Three Novellas (Indiana, 2011).
Author Nomie Eve spoke with Philadelphia Stories about her new novel, Henna House.