If you've ever wondered what the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio, might be like, you'll want to read these posts by 2008 attendee Kirsten Ogden.
Not that I've had a chance to read it yet, but there's a new Alice Munro story in the current New Yorker. Any new story by Alice Munro merits mention here!
Finally, as you may remember, I do get to do some fun feature writing in my job-that-pays-the-bills. Here's the latest published piece, a profile of James Oakes, a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York and winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize for his latest book, The Radical and The Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics (Norton, 2007).