Kate Bernheimer reminded me fairy tales are not only for adults. Kate Chopin showed me that sometimes your character has to die to live.  Mary Gaitskill gave me boldness. Harper Lee taught me in and out of school.  Alice Munro showed me how to peel the layers back on a story and to take it in… Continue reading #ReadWomen2014

Field Report: Brooklyn Book Festival

This week marked my introduction into Brooklyn literary society. No, I did not have a debutante ball, I attended the Brooklyn Book Festival. Immediately upon my arrival here three weeks ago, I read about the festival and knew it combined everything I was looking for in my new home: authors, books, and non-stop conversations about… Continue reading Field Report: Brooklyn Book Festival