As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing,’ I will be a writer.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Even though the story is decades old, it’s still as timeless and relevant as ever.
Let’s celebrate The Giving Tree turning 50 by admiring some lovely…
Many thanks, much love!
This was insanely hard, like choosing between my cats. But here we go.
The 10 books that have stayed with me:
• Flappers and Philosophers - F.Scott Fitzgerald
•Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
• Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
• On the Road - Jack Kerouac
• The Night Country - Stewart O’Nan
• The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter
• The Vanishing Act - Mette Jakobsen
• The Secret History - Donna Tartt
• The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
• Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Support the Loft by Eating Ice Cream!
Here’s the scoop: this Monday, February 3, $2 from every cake/sugar cone or cup of ice cream sold at Izzy’s will be donated to the Loft!
As a nonprofit, the Loft relies on charitable support from members and organizations. Thanks to you and Izzy’s for keeping this community going strong!
St. Paul location:
2034 Marshall Ave
12 – 9 p.m.
1100 2nd St S
12 – 9:30 p.m.
A story works when there’s momentum, life behind the words. Some stories have this and others don’t, and it’s difficult to say why this is. If all stories “worked,” though, writing wouldn’t be much of a challenge; it wouldn’t be art.
There are many stories I’ve wanted to write that I’m simply not able to—sometimes I haven’t found the way in yet, and it doesn’t matter how hard I try. Sometimes the way comes later, when I’m not working or thinking about it at all.