The World is Wrong-side Out: a Conversation with Playwright Karen Malpede

by Jody Strimling-Muchow I was feeling pretty crappy the day that I had scheduled an interview with Karen Malpede. I was just hoping I had enough energy to make it through without sounding like an idiot. And I was nervous, because, well, it’s Karen Malpede. She is a playwright, a director, a teacher, an ecofeminist, … Continue reading The World is Wrong-side Out: a Conversation with Playwright Karen Malpede

A Unique Burden: Interview with Writer Leland Cheuk

by Julie Chibbaro Some writers, even though they’re so different from you, make you want to be just like them. I think of Leland Cheuk, whom I met over fifteen years ago at the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, as one of those writers—despite our differences, I admire him so much. At Squaw Valley, Leland and … Continue reading A Unique Burden: Interview with Writer Leland Cheuk

Her Superpower: Interview with Author Lily Burana

by Julie Chibbaro You’re alone in a room. There’s nothing around you that can distract you. No one needs you. You’ve made it this way. Because you have a priority, and that is to put down one word after another and make sense to someone other than yourself. You have to do this well, or … Continue reading Her Superpower: Interview with Author Lily Burana

Reading Like A Writer: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

By Kristen Holt Browning My inaugural post for Get Lit Beacon is the first in a series I’m calling “Reading Like A Writer.” Each month, I’ll briefly discuss a book of fiction or poetry that I’ve just read—but rather than a traditional book review, I’ll share my thoughts on what I learned from this book … Continue reading Reading Like A Writer: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer