Friday Finds for Writers

The weekly collection of writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.

  • Many congratulations to Stephanie Vanderslice on being named Arkansas Professor of the Year. (If you didn’t catch our Q&A with Stephanie regarding her recent book, Rethinking Creative Writing in Higher Education: Programs and Practices that Work, it’s archived here.)
  • A big thank-you to The Kenyon Review for posting audio of Elie Wiesel’s acceptance speech on November 8, when he received the 2012 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.
  • Agree with the idea that the Internet has become a realm of (too much) niceness? Roxane Gay suggests that you think again.
  • I’m still laughing over this McSweeney’s item: Raymond Carver’s OKCupid profile, edited by Gordon Lish.
  • Like many of you, I’ve got Alice Munro’s latest, Dear Life, on my tbr list. Munro’s Q & A with The New Yorker‘s Deborah Treisman only increased my interest.
  • Have a great weekend all. See you back here on Monday.

    2 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. Kelley Coyner says:


      How do you keep an eye out for such terrific Friday Finds?

      Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Kelley Coyner

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Oh, Kelley. You’re too kind. I certainly have flaws/weaknesses, but if I have any strengths, they include an ability to find these items! I hope that you had a lovely Thanksgiving, too!

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