Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

30 April 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

In Part Two of the Nonfiction Pizza Party Rest in Peace Pizza Party (NPPRIPPP), Barnstorm Editor-in-Chief Erin Somers and I talk books I need to read, novel writing, and how...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

23 April 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

In a few weeks, I will finish my MFA at UNH, and I've decided to retire Nonfiction Pizza Party. To celebrate my time at Barnstorm, I asked Editor-in-Chief Erin Somers...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

09 April 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

A few months ago, a successful writer accidentally emailed me, mistaking me for poet and columnist David Biespiel. I used to want to be a poet. My first creative writing...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

26 March 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

In honor of NCAA March Madness and The Morning News Tournament of Books, NPP presents, the 2013 Bracket of Literary Things I've Been Enjoying Lately and Stuff. ROUND 1 “Victory...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

12 March 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

Along with the Barnstorm staff and 12,000 others, I spent last weekend at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair)....

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

26 February 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray (Future Tense Books) and the e-book The New Age Camp (Thought Catalog). Both were released in 2012....

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

12 February 2013 on Nonfiction Pizza Party

To celebrate Valentine's Day, I've asked some writers I admire to pick their favorite love themed essay, story, poem, or song. For me, it comes down to Sandra Cisneros' one-page...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

22 January 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

1. After years of saying I was going to read Infinite Jest, and instead enjoying more essays by and about David Foster Wallace, I am doing it. I bought Infinite...

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Nonfiction Pizza Party

08 January 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

Last month for another publication, I wrote, "In 2012, narrating your life online is an act of identity and community. Quantity doesn't beat quality, but the fact can't be ignored....

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

11 December 2012 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

My favorite book of 2012 is We the Animals, by Justin Torres. It's a short, compact novel, 125 pages. Torres layers chapters of lyrical vignettes, showing three brothers growing up...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

27 November 2012 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

Just woke up from my post-Thanksgiving slumber, so I present: A Belated List of Things I'm Thankful For as a Writer. I'm thankful for black tea and sunflower seeds, pocket...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

13 November 2012 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

On Saturday, at this party I eavesdropped on two writers talking about Nick Flynn. This and dancing is what I do in these situations. Flynn's best known for the memoir...