Posts Tagged: Michele Filgate

Portrait of a Writing Center

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Over at Lit Hub, Michele Filgate is writing a series of articles on six of the country’s top writing centers, starting with GrubStreet in BostonRather than competing with MFA programs for students, GrubStreet Executive Director Eve Bridburg sees writing centers as adding to the literary landscape:

I see a healthier, bigger ecosystem with more opportunity for more writers.

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Myth Remaking

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For Lit Hub, Michele Filgate interviews Lidia Yuknavitch on her new novel, The Small Backs of Children, to explore the idea of new symbols and mythology for contemporary culture:

I’m not clear why we have to limit ourselves to old myths without creating new ones… I have no allegiance to locating myth in the past, like it’s locked in petroglyphs or something.

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Observations From The Middle Of The Ocean

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I want to step outside of the chalk outline I’ve been living in. I want to sketch a different outline for myself. I’m not sure what would be inside this new outline yet, except that it would involve a person who can walk away from all the personal insecurities that grew with them ...more