March Recommended Reading

Writing Advice

"Art is a superpower that allows creator and consumer to be in dialogue regardless of circumstance or logistics or miles, a shared experience, a third plane found when two people meet by seeing one another through the page" Against Catharsis: Writing is Not Therapy by T Kira Madden | Lit Hub 

"The writing community needs to start talking openly about financial insecurity" What If You Can’t Afford “A Room of One’s Own”? by Sandra Newman | Electric Lit 

Short Stories

Midnight Zone by Lauren Groff 

Deaf and Blind by Lara Vapnyer 


In the back of my mind I’m on a slave ship, yet I’m also here just telling you how it is.” Interview with Morgan Parker | Guernica Magazine 

"The Moroccan-born author talks about finding her voice, who gets control of the narrative and how it feels to be a Muslim in America today" Interview with Laila Lalami | The Guardian 

"I never intended to become an essayists" Interview with James Baldwin | Lit Hub 

"I write in a non-fiction vein, exploring phenomenon around me and in my own life. So when I do have the experience of meeting fiction that takes me to a totally different place, I find that really inspiring just because it's so different from what I do as a writer" Interview with Leah Dieterich | Girls at Library 


The Idea of Others: A Poem by Brenda Shaughnessy | Lit Hub 

The Proof: A Poem by Toi Derricotte 


"Women artists on what gets them through" On the Daily Rituals of Joan Didion, Patti Smith, and More | Lit Hub 

How Classic Gothic Fiction Led to Today's Psychological Thrillers | Crime Reads

"This movie will now proceed on Kat’s terms. Kat, who doesn’t fit in. Kat, who doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. Kat, who does not wear lip gloss, or bop. On the rug, I sit up straight." The Life-Changing Magic of 10 Things I Hate About You | Lit Hub