Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone

by Kristen Holt-Browning  In a recent interview, the author Roxane Gay said something that jumped out at me: “I read everything. The number one thing I tell my students is read diversely. And I’m not talking about demographics, though that’s part of it. Aesthetic diversity, genre diversity. It matters because it just makes us better … Continue reading Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone

Misfires, Stalls, and Mistakes: Interview with Anthony Tognazzini

by Julie Chibbaro My interview this week is with an author, Anthony Tognazzini, whom we can all thank for giving me the idea to start our Get Lit Beacon salon. Back in the 1990s, when I moved to Prague with the idea of becoming a writer, he was the leader of a literary salon called … Continue reading Misfires, Stalls, and Mistakes: Interview with Anthony Tognazzini

Author Interview: Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely

by Ruta Rimas The Get Lit Salon on January 13 — the first one of 2019 — will feature not one, but two guest authors, Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely. They are both highly acclaimed, award-winning novelists with a special distinction: They’re married. Two authors, one roof. Jessie Chaffee's debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy, was … Continue reading Author Interview: Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely

Year End Roundup – Our Favorite Posts!

by Jody Strimling-Muchow   In only one year, Get Lit Beacon has become an indispensable part of my writing life. Just the chance to spend a couple of hours a month in a room full of people as passionate about words as I am is a gift. Add thought-provoking and inspiring guest speakers and the … Continue reading Year End Roundup – Our Favorite Posts!

A Year of Reading Like a Writer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

by Kristen Holt Browning When Julie first asked me to blog for the Get Lit website, I had no idea what to write about. Every week, Julie or Flora give their insightful exchanges with authors both local and far-flung, or Ruta provides great behind-the-scenes peeks into the book publishing world. What could I offer? Well, … Continue reading A Year of Reading Like a Writer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead