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Is Boston right for writers?

Boston, the birthplace of American literature, boasts three MFA programs, an independent creative-writing center, and more than a dozen colleges offering creative-writing classes.
Three authors take on the city’s literary culture
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 08, 2013

Your essential AWP itinerary

Don't feel like shelling out $285 ($60 for students) for all-access entrance to this year's ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS (AWP) CONFERENCE?

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 08, 2013

Boston’s (Ob)literati: How to hoist a pint like this town’s greatest writers — past, present, and future

If there's one thing we've always done right here in Boston, it's drinking.

By LUKE O'NEIL  |  March 08, 2013

Incrementally more kind: George Saunders changes the world

George Saunders: satirist, humanist, and — after 20 years, four magisterial short story collections, a novella, and a book of essays — now a bestselling author.

By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 08, 2013

Interview: Cheryl Strayed on the sweet life

Before she was CHERYL STRAYED, she was Cheryl Strayed: an accomplished essayist with a novel, Torch , under her belt and a lot of friends and admirers in the literary community.
The Wild author is still Sugar underneath
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  March 08, 2013