Writers at Large (W@L) came to me by climbing through the basement window—not walking through the front door. Three highly unlikely, unrelated,...
“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”
“Literary” on the Move, trailblazing a “new normal.”
- Cosplay and Videogames
- Comic Books / Cartoons
- Literary Film and TV
- Performance Art
- Jokes and Comedy
- Soap Opera Writing
- Celebrity Writing
- Epistolary Writing
- Fairy Tales
- The Language of Math
- Computer Language
- Literary Art
- Poker Tales
Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved immersing myself in a story and a world not my own. So, when friends began talking about The Queen’s Gambit...
(Riff—a phrase synonymous with tune, refrain, groove, sample, jam, strum, noodle—only here "riff" plays with words instead of lyrics or strings.)...
Who remembers the first time they understood some people were a different race than you? I was in 4th grade. I liked a boy named Danny, and he...
This stirring exchange between two gifted wordsmiths, one a poet and the other a novelist, shows how the power of language can easily usher a centuries-old epistolary style into the digital age with intimacy and grace.
REEL HEALING: How the Films of Lon Chaney Helped America Grapple with the Tragedy of World War I, Part 2
Continued from Part One: https://writersatlarge.com/riff/reel-healing-pt-1/Born on April 1, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Chaney was the son...
REEL HEALING: How the Films of Lon Chaney Helped America Grapple with the Tragedy of World War I, Part 1
Part One On Sunday, June 28, 1914 at 10:45 in the morning, a shot rang out on the streets of Sarejevo – then the capitol of the Bosnia-Herzegovina...