Writing about writing

One of the rare blessings these days is an email from someone who enjoys the blog; it is doubling pleasing when it is an author/writer. (Let’s face it, getting an email that isn’t about mortages, sex, or Texas Hold Em Poker is a joy these days)

Today I received an email from Kirby Gann, author of The Barbarian Parade and the forthcoming Our Napoleon in Rags, alerting me to the fact that he has generously posted some of his lectures on writing online.

Gann teaches at the low-residency MFA Program at Spalding University (not content to be a published author and teacher, Gann is also managing editor at an independent press, Sarbande Books) and has posted excerpts from his lectures online. He will even send you the entire lecture upon request. Ain’t the Internet grand?! The current “workshop” is “In Pursuit of the Elusive Beginning.” Writers and aspiring writers, check it out.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).