The Friday Short List

20090623_mccann_250x375Happy Birthday, Colum McCann!








Hello all!  It’s been another happily busy week at 236 Bay State.  We’re getting ready for the Annual Faculty Reading, and the deadline for applying to our intense and thrilling MFA program is tomorrow, so hurry, hurry, and best of luck!  Here are some links for a wordy weekend.

Today is the birthday of Irish writer Colum McCann.

Mary Gaitskill tells us why writers write.

What can eavesdropping do for your writing?

Bought this brass pencil last summer on a whim.  A good whim.

Southern Gothic lyrics up for analysis.

I’m sure we can all agree.

An exhilarating poem by Mary Oliver for your Friday.

BU Creative Writing’s own Dan Chiasson at Harvard Book Store very soon!

Remember sentence diagrams from grade school?  Mapping famous first sentences.

Have a lovely weekend!

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