Aesthetic Drift #23: On Finally Reading The Outsiders
Aesthetic Drift #23 by Stephen McClurg On Finally Reading The Outsiders One way I disappointed my high school students was by not reading one of their favorites: S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. One particular student, Caroline, frequently reminded me how guilty I should feel for not reading the book she loved. I promised her some thoughts… Continue reading
Episode 226: Vidhu Aggarwal!
Episode 226 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I talk to poet Vidhu Aggarwal, plus Adelia Johnson writes about Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story changed her life. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES Here is Ned Vizzini’s obituary from The… Continue reading
21st Century Brontë #17: Unwind, Part 2
21st Century Brontë #17 by Brontë Bettencourt Unwind, Part 2 So Alex asked me for clarification on why last week, I stated that I’d prefer to see the Unwind series as a TV show rather than a set of movies. Also, I learned that a movie is indeed in the works for Unwind. The script… Continue reading
21st Century Brontë #17: A YA Series You Should be Reading
21st Century Brontë #17 by Brontë Bettencourt A YA Series You Should be Reading Years ago, my friend Sammie recommended I read Neil Shusterman’s Unwind dystology, a science fiction series devoid of those magic or fantastical elements that I normally gravitate towards. But I’m glad I gave the Unwind books a chance, because it stands for everything I… Continue reading
Episode 118: Holly Thompson!
Episode 118 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I interview the verse novelist Holly Thompson, Plus Laryssa Wirstiuk writes about how Jonathan Saffron Foer’s Eating Animals changed her life. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES Check out Functionally Literate Radio, which on the… Continue reading
Buzzed Books #13: Amy Zhang’s Falling Into Place
Buzzed Books #13 by Leslie Salas Amy Zhang’s Falling Into Place Falling Into Place centers on the most popular junior at Meridian high school, Liz Emerson, and her choice to practice the laws of physics by driving her Mercedes off an icy road. Liz’s story unfolds in braided non-chronological storytelling, bouncing between an unlikely narrator’s… Continue reading
Buzzed Books #4: Why all Writers Should be Paying Attention to YA
Buzzed Books #4 by Alise Hamilton Why all Writers Should be Paying Attention to Young Adult Literature I first took note of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe during the ALA awards last winter, when it won the Pura Belpre Award, the Stonewall Book Award and was named as a Printz Honor Book.… Continue reading
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