March Podcast: Roger Rosenblatt

Roger Rosenblatt is one of a kind.  Yes, yes, I know, that’s a cliche.  Forgive me.  It also happens to be true.  Roger, KR’s Literary Ambassador, whatever the hell that means, has had a long and distinguished career as journalist,…

KR Fellows Transition

We’ve had the first sweet taste of spring here in Gambier after a brutal winter.  After a couple three days now of 40s and 50s there’s still a fair bit of snow on the ground, especially in the shade of…

What Kind of Workshop Works?

Micro-communities. That’s what writers’ workshops really are.  They gather together young practitioners and the not-so-young as well.  Skilled artists and aspirants. Writing, talking about the work and the process; eating and drinking, talking about most anything; living together for a…

KR in Seattle

Even more than reading, which may be shared as a bedtime story or a tale around a campfire, writing has always been a solitary endeavor.  One labors at night or early morning, struggling with phrases and images, wrestling recalcitrant characters…

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