“I start with a question. Then try to answer it.”
― Mary Lee Settle
THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
Writers at Large will be the world’s first on-line literary arts center. We’ve spent nearly ten years researching the impact of technology on the literary arts and the communities they serve. This dynamic platform will connect writers with readers, innovative learning, and experience through expression. And vice versa.
Reading and writing enable us to span oceans, worlds, and time. We can experience another’s life and hear innermost thoughts–like reincarnation and telepathy–without leaving our living room.
W@L will add yet a new dimension: direct interaction with writers, readers, and students in real time or your time. Your phone or computer or out in the world.
First stop: The Dalmatian Coast
“One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places, and explore.”
– Anne Lamont
“Exercise the writing muscle every day…
Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”
– Jane Yolen
the writers’ toolbox & makers’ space
Coming soon: Coaching, workshops, classes, internships, peer critiques, open exchanges
If you are interested in becoming a faculty member, blog contributor, coach, mentor, intern, or volunteer please click below.
Jack & Jacob Myers Literary Fund
10 years ago, Jack and Jacob left us. Celebrate their lives and love of words by caring for others.
THEA & JACK
Thea Temple met Jack Myers at AWP in 1993. After a mind-spinning courtship, they married 6 months later.
Together they forged a literary partnership through innovative, nationally-acclaimed programs that served more than 2 million writers and readers.
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
– Margaret Fuller
Why Literary arts?
A federal study recognized that the reading and writing of literature is the “most participated in” of all the arts; yet, the literary arts are the most underfunded of all arts disciplines.
Writers often work in solitude for ten years or more before seeking a publisher. While literature may be the most intimate and social art form, writers lack connection and understanding of the literary ecosystem that sustains them.