Things You Will Learn From Spending A Day With Percival Everett

You will learn that Percival Everett’s favorite word is No. You will learn that the gizmo used to castrate a horse is called – somewhat appropriately – an emasculator. You will learn the importance of reading forklift manuals. You will learn that Percival Everett doesn’t believe in the ‘craft’ of writing. You will learn about … Continue reading Things You Will Learn From Spending A Day With Percival Everett

The Best Books We Read in 2013: Fiction Roundup

TMR's fiction readers have a few recommendations up our sleeves—here are the best books we read in the last year. Amy L.'s pick: The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco, 2013) I've been hyping Susan Steinberg's Spectacle a lot this year, but as much as I love that collection, I can't earnestly call it my "favorite." In sort of … Continue reading The Best Books We Read in 2013: Fiction Roundup

Glossolalia: March 29-31

This special Wednesday post is to remind you that it's time for the Glossolalia Lit Fest @ Virginia Tech!  Glossolalia kicks off Thurs, Mar. 29, with an open mic @ She-Sha’s Café, 9 p.m. Then, Joseph Salvatore reads Friday March 30, and Andrea Cohen reads Saturday March 31, along with 16 selected graduate and undergraduate writers … Continue reading Glossolalia: March 29-31