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Entries by Stephanie Vanderslice from 03/2012

The View From AWP Chicago: Writer-Con 2012

| Posted 03.06.2012 | Books

What do you call 10,000 writers on the shores of Lake Michigan? The start. The start of a three-day conversation that happens every spring when the Association of Writers and Writing Programs convenes its national conference.

So You Want to Get an MFA?: An Open Letter to My Students

| Posted 03.12.2012 | Books

You do not have to get an M.F.A. in order to be a writer. You do have to keep writing, read widely, and continue getting feedback on your writing via an online or face-to-face critique group.

My John Updike

| Posted 03.14.2012 | Books

John Updike would have been 79 this Sunday. When he died of lung cancer in January 2009 the Web lit up with tributes, and as I read them I remembered my own John Updike story.