‘The Writing Retreat’ by Julia Bartz – Book Review


The Writing Retreat could have been a decent little thriller, and there’s definitely glimmers in here of a better book under the overwhelming amount of baggage that comes packed in the 400 or so pages this one operates with. Between the angst-filled characters, the laborious pace, and the generous helping of the ludicrously incredulous, this […]

Epicurus for Our Time

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“THE WASTELAND GROWS,” wrote Nietzsche over a century ago. “Woe to him who hides wastelands within.” Since then, the wastelands have grown more indiscriminately within and without. Our social and spiritual lives wither on our cell phone screens. Our cities, habitats, and public arenas suffer from a blight whose causes remain obscure while the effects […]

On the Yahara Writing Center connects people with nature, poetry and Mary Oliver

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The Yahara Writing Center isn’t trying to turn anyone into the next Henry David Thoreau. Although if that happened, that would be okay too. Troy Hess, the center’s founder and guiding spirit, started leading small group classes on poetry, nature writing, and mindfulness almost six years ago as informal get-togethers in area coffee shops. “It […]

A Devastating Tale of War, a Tender Story of Love

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The counterintuitive truth about “the love that dare not speak its name” — a late-19th-century term of art for love between men — is that precluding the name “homosexuality,” it was allowed to be quite loud: It was sung, written, verified and moaned about everywhere, from retellings of classical myths to the dormitories of the […]

Can AI Writing Completely Replace Human Writing in Every Field?

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With every passing hour, crucial developments are being made in the Computer Science field, and Artificial Intelligence is currently the main focus of technology. As AI keeps growing, our dependence on it for doing our tasks is also increasing; though it has not been fully explored, nor do we know to what extent it can […]

Writer Samuel D. Hunter digs deep to let loose his truth for ‘The Whale’

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Writing “The Whale,” says Samuel D. Hunter, “felt entirely different than my previous plays. It was at once easier to write and more difficult, familiar but scarily vulnerable.” I didn’t set out to write a film. At first, I wasn’t even sure I was writing a play. Maybe it was something I needed to write […]

NYE Celebrations In Shirley-Mastic + Sign Up For A Writing Workshop

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The quickest way to get caught up on the most important things happening today in Shirley-Mastic. (Patch Media) Good morning, neighbors! It’s me, Debora Whitehead, your host of the Daily. Let’s get this Tuesday started off right, with a quick dive into everything you need to know about what’s happening in town these days. Today […]

Why Reading and Writing Fan-fiction Shouldn’t Be Embarrassing

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The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. As a dorky preteen during the 2010s, I was bound to be exposed to the large world of popular fanfiction sites, such as Wattpad , AO3 , and Quotev . I would endlessly scroll through users’ […]

Novelist Ian McEwan: Writing is “a way of being”

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“A secret, I think, can be fatal,” said acclaimed novelist Ian McEwan. “She died with her secret intact.” That secret McEwan is talking about was a personal one held by his mother: “She would give birth to a baby boy, and she gave that child away. The moment she gave that child away, I think […]

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