Cairo, Il. — Manuscript Lull

My locationPrint CloseWhen a book project lulls, I think about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I think about Cairo, Illinois. At the end of Chapter 16 in Huck Finn, where the Ohio River meets the Mississippi, the premise snaps. Huck and Jim bypass a...

Concord, Mass. — Jasmine Sings Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson tells us in “Self-Reliance” there is “creative reading as well as creative writing.” I ask students in survey classes to respond creatively to any one work we have read over the semester. I leave the medium open, except...