Monthly Archives: September 2010

Depicting the Small Midwestern Town

I just finished reading Lorrie Moore’s acclaimed novel, The Gate at the Stairs, and noted that, once again, small towns take a big hit, as boring, monochromatic places you want only to leave. Moore does, however, mitigate this judgment by … Continue reading

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Paean to My Writer’s Group

“I love our writer’s group!” more than one of us has exclaimed, more than once. We have managed to stay together several years, adding a few members as our “originals” find themselves traveling or dealing with personal crises. And we’ve … Continue reading

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