Leah Johnson interviews poet and classes instructor Angel Nafis on community, process, and writing in and outside of an MFA. (Even though advice is whack.)
An interview with poet and classes instructor Ben Purkert
An interview with Classes instructor Fatima Farheen Mirza, the New York Times bestselling author of A PLACE FOR US, at Electric Literature
Classes instructors Rachel Lyon and Blair Hurley discuss Blair's debut novel, THE DEVOTED
Catapult instructors Leigh Stein and Chelsea Hodson discuss artistic sacrifices, gender expectations, and Hodson's new essay collection, TONIGHT I'M SOMEONE ELSE.
Karen shares practical, easy-to-implement steps to become a writer.
“We live in a sequence of ten thousand birth stories. The best we can do is keep getting born.”
“As a writer you get to know the characters so much better—their quirks and fears, the wirings and miswirings of their psyche—and it can be so much fun, and at times such an escape from whatever is going on in your own mind.”
“So much of our culture values commercial success over quality . . . literary magazines are a respite from that mentality.”
“A workshop opens your eyes to what’s been done. You never know what’s going to be the thing that lights someone up.”