Archive for month: April, 2021

How literature can help you better connect with others

Greetings from an evangelist for a declining field: literature! English majors, like all humanities majors, are on the wane. In the US alone, one-third of the degrees from liberal arts colleges were awarded in the humanities before 2011; now just one-quarter [...]

Helpful advice for aspiring writers of all ages

Being a writer is all about expressing your unique perspective with feeling and originality, not about having a huge vocabulary or getting published, says author Jacqueline Woodson. She shares a little of what she’s learned in the process of writing [...]