Writing Books, Short Story & Film Discussions

The best way to learn is study, discuss, and practice.  Join us as we travel through literature and film to improve the writing craft.

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Author Biographies

  • Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle – November 8, 2020
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – November 3, 2019
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me by Lee Israel – July 7, 2019
  • The Tale of Beatrix Potter: A Biography by Margaret Lane – April 8, 2018
  • Persepolis by Marijane Satrapi – December 3, 2017
  • Zelda: A Biography by Nancy Milford – August 6, 2017
  • Shakespeare, The Biography by Peter Ackroyd – April 2, 2017

Writing Process & Advice

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear – January 3, 2021
  • Writing Life by Annie Dillard – May 5, 2019
  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg – November 4, 2018
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – September 9, 2018
  • On Writing by Eudora Welty – October 1, 2017
  • On Writing by Stephen King – June 4, 2017

Learn From a Prize Winner

  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – July 3, 2021
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead – April 4, 2021
  • Less by Andrew Sean Greer – February 2, 2020
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen – Part 1 – January 6, 2019, Part 2 – February 3, 2019
  • Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Special Fiction Edition Entry) – July 1, 2018

Short Story Discussions

  • The Veldt by Ray Bradbury – September 11, 2021
  • The Outing by James Baldwin – July 13, 2021
  • Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin – July 6, 2021
  • The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant – May 22, 2021
  • Poetry by Pablo Neruda – April 17, 2021 – part 2
  • Poetry by Pablo Neruda – April 10, 2021 – part 1
  • Sticks by George Saunders – March 27, 2021
  • The Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson – February 27, 2021
  • Cathedral by Raymond Carver – January 30, 2021
  • The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick – December 13, 2020
  • Passion by Alice Munro – July 31, 2020
  • The Man Who Was Almost a Man by Richard Wright – July 17, 2020
  • Charles by Shirley Jackson – July 10, 2020
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor – May 22, 2020
  • In a Pandemic, How Do You Make the Case for an Art Emergency? By Corinne Segal (essay) – May 1, 2020
  • Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian – April 24, 2020
  • How to Become a Writer by Lorrie Moore – April 17, 2020
  • Lamb to Slaughter by Roald Dahl – April 10, 2020

Film Discussions – We follow the Save the Cat Beat Sheet Formula

  • Boyhood – September 19, 2021
  • Three Identical Strangers (Documentary) – July 27, 2021
  • My Octopus Teacher (Documentary) – July 20, 2021
  • Dolemite is My Name – May 16, 2021
  • The Booksellers (Documentary) – April 18, 2021
  • Il Postino – March 28, 2021
  • The Big Sleep – February 21, 2021
  • Kubo & the Two Strings – January 17, 2021
  • Stranger Than Fiction – November 29, 2020
  • Singing in the Rain – July 30, 2020
  • Adaptation – July 23, 2020
  • Who Is Afraid of Virigina Wolf – July 16, 2020
  • Trumbo – July 2, 2020
  • Shirley – June 18, 2020