Submit your story by February 6th for a shot at the $3,500 grand prize. more
Focusing locally in the first 100 days of a new administration more
Using positive psychology to identify the pleasures of putting words on the page
A young writer discovers the most important tool of all
Narrative credibility is in the eye of the beholder
Is it just coincidence that we began to worry about truth in memoir just as long-silenced classes began to tell their stories?
A Conversation with Kim Kankiewicz
Sometimes we are blind to what brings us the most joy. An interview with the winner of the $1,000 "Joy" essay contest!
Gabriela Denise Frank asks her father to take her shooting in the desert—a father-daughter bonding day. But are there other motives behind... more
Check out several new offerings as well as our best sellers. Classes begin January 9th. more
A Conversation with Yelizaveta P. Renfro
Exploring the idea of Alaska as America's final frontier and the relationship between the park's wild residents and visiting tourists. An interview with the winner of the $5,000 "Learning from Nature" essay contest!
"Some of these stories may be difficult to read or believe because of how hard these teachers work, how much they care about their students, and how frustrating and sometimes downright devastating their days—and their semesters—can be."