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Promising Up-and-Comers

There’s nothing fancy about this entry; I just have a handful of fun tidbits to report: A good friend of mine from Sewanee named Matthew Pitt was recently notified that one of his short stories will appear in The Oxford … Continue reading

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Wherefore Art Thou, Alison?

Alison Lurie’s lecture, which I almost didn’t attend on account of fatigue–similar to the kind you might feel from so many Sewanee updates–was a basically insightful lecture focusing on an often neglected element of fiction: setting. I admit that I … Continue reading

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Publishing Panel Number Three

And we’ve returned after a brief hiatus!   Sorry about the mild delay in posting.  I’ve been back from Sewanee for two weeks, and all that real life stuff I’d been neglecting (household chores; work that results in income; connection with … Continue reading

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Reverend Richard’s Sunday Sermon

Dick Bausch (I had him for workshop and sang off-key Ray Charles with him on a Tennessee front porch at two in the morning, which I assume means I can call him Dick) gave a craft lecture on Sunday, July … Continue reading

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Editors Panel Number Two

31 Jul 2007 On July 23 the Sewanee Writers conference hosted another set of editors–those from Blackbird, Southwest Review, New Criteria, Kenyon Review, and Epoch.  Edward Hower, who works with Epoch was ostensibly the panel’s moderator, but in reality this … Continue reading

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Not So Secret Agent Man

On July 21, the Sewanee Writers Conference was visited by George Borchardt of the Borchardt Inc. agenting house.  I admit that I looked forward to this panel, since prior to the conference I had only a peripheral idea of what … Continue reading

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Sex and Politics (well, perhaps just sex)

The first lecture at Sewanee was by John Casey, and centered around sex in literature–how it is handled, when it is worth writing about, and what about it is worth fixating upon.  He mentioned, by introduction, that Updike said he … Continue reading

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Sewanee Publishing Panel

On Friday morning, James Wood moderated a panel that included the poetry editor for The Atlantic Monthly, the fiction editor for The New Yorker, and the managing editor for The American Scholar. Much of the material was familiar (“getting published … Continue reading

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The Hunters

by Claire Messud Another Sewanee writer (once the conference is over I’ll go back to reading non-Sewanee folks, I swear), Claire Messud has written an understated, deceptively simple pair of novellas entitled The Hunters, and while each story is strong … Continue reading

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Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

by Randall Kennan Kennan is another Sewanee Writer, and several stories in this collection–which focuses on African American culture in the fictional town of Tims Creek, South Carolina–were very well done.  One of my favorites included The Foundations of the … Continue reading

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