“M.J. Fievre’s powerful memoir A Sky The Color of Chaos is a vivid, lyric account of the perils of growing up in Haiti. It brings the headlines to the heart and leaves an indelible mark on the mind.” ~ Dan … Continue reading Praise for A Sky the Color of Chaos
I learned last month, from editor Ryan Rivas, that someone from the distinguished Pushcart Board of Contributing Editors nominated my story, “Sinkhole,” from 15 Views of Miami for the Pushcart Prize. A final decision should be made in early May. … Continue reading “Sinkhole” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!
A note from writer Andrea Askowitz: If anyone cares, here are the authors I’m going to hear. There are so many great things I’m missing, but here are some highlights. SATURDAY, November 23 11:00: Joyce Maynard reading from her new book, After … Continue reading Andrea’s Guide to the Miami Book Fair International
On October 12, Hector Duarte Jr. will be joining other Sliver of Stone Magazine contributors for a reading at Books & Books, in Coral Gables. An energetic group of poets and prose writers will celebrate the release of All That … Continue reading Hector Duarte Jr. on Writing
A note from Les Standiford, Director of the Creative Program at Florida International University [The] most illustrious lineup ever has been finalized for the 2013 FIU Writers’ Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, October 24-25. Dennis Lehane, author … Continue reading FIU Writers Conference 2013
by guest blogger John Bond I’m a writer. Sometimes. I learned from John Dufresne that everybody wants to have written. What distinguishes the wannabes from writers is that writers write. Every f[…] day… So, I’m a writer. Except when I’m … Continue reading John Bond’s Essential Library for Writers
Joseph A. Lapin is a journalist, author, and poet living in Los Angeles, California. He is a contributing writer at the LA Weekly, and his work has appeared in Salon, The Rattling Wall, Pacific Standard, OC Weekly, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Village Voice, The Middle Gray, and Literary Orphans. He … Continue reading Joseph Lapin on His 5 favorite books
Here are writer John Dufresne’s favorite books: William Trevor: Selected Stories. One of the two great fiction writers working today. He writes quiet, chilling and heartbreaking stories about people we usually don’t bother thinking about. And he writes lines like this: … Continue reading John Dufresne on his 5 favorite books