Writer Rachel Urquhart discusses her novel The Visionist, the complex nature of Shaker society, the use of restraint when writing about violence, and what it means to “write like a man.”...more
Posts Tagged: elissa schappell
In 1993, an interview with Toni Morrison appeared in The Paris Review—and it feels just as relevant and immediate twenty years later.
Morrison covers vast ground: what makes a good editor, how white writers get black characters wrong (or right), the importance of teaching undergraduate students, and a million other marvelous things....more
Elissa Schappell and I met too many years ago to say, at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. We were both waiters, which means that you serve students, scholars, fellows and faculty, and you either watch people behave badly or you behave badly with them....more