where the writers are

archives | archives

julia-flynn-siler's picture
Aug.10.2012
The story begins in November of 1957. The chief photographer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Warren Roll, climbed into the passenger seat of a small plane in Kauai. The pilot took off, heading towards a 73-square-mile privately-owned Hawaiian island of Niihau. The plane landed roughly, smashing...
SFKaufman's picture
May.27.2012
I found the following words scribbled on a piece of paper hidden away in a folder in my archives cabinet. The scrap was dated September 7, 2000. I don't particularly remember where my head was at on that day, but feel free to comment. An estimate of personal merit is necessary to express the common...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.05.2012
New and unpolished Fairy Tales have been discovered in Bavaria, which I just bet were hidden in the deep woods and guarded by Trolls. They were locked away in archives in Regensburg, which brings a tug to the curly locks of one who wrote a novel called A LOST TALE. In my novel, awash with druids...
lev-raphael's picture
Mar.16.2011
Michigan State University's Special Archives wanted my literary papers for a long time, but I always resisted selling them. They seemed too personal, too private, and I had grown used to boxes and file cabinets full of drafts and everything else that makes up a writer's life filling the house...
susan-anderson's picture
Mar.11.2011
Author John FanteToday, The Obsessive Reader's work life and literary life came together in a wonderful way. Stephen Cooper, author of  Full of Life: A Biography of John Fante,  and a professor of English at Cal State UniversityLong Beach, lectured on writer John Fante at UCLA Library Special...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.23.2011
Most of my manuscripts are hand-written on alternate lines on both sides of the page. They are packed in boxes in a basement. There are also one or two typed (and copied) manuscripts per novel. Scribbled notes and vague outlines and research I might forget are also in the binders. Oh - yes - and...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.01.2010
Huge Churchill archive to go online   By Ian Burrell Sir Winston Churchill's vast written archive is to be put online. The publisher Bloomsbury is to digitise 1 million documents, held in 2,500 boxes in purpose-built vaults at Churchill College in Cambridge, by 2012.   They range from...
catherine-lundoff's picture
May.15.2010
I've known it was coming for awhile now, but it's different seeing it up there on its own page. The University of Northern Illinois has just finished cataloguing the initiial round of publications and papers that I sent them by prior arrangement and they are now open and available for research.It's...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.05.2009
HISTORY IN RUINS Archive Collapse Disaster for Historians By Andrew Curry The collapse of the Historical Archive of Cologne on Tuesday buried more than a millenium's worth of documents under tons of rubble. Archivists and historians hope something can be salvaged, but the future of the city's...
wen-scott's picture
Dec.17.2008
I received an email from my cousin today which included a reprint of an opinion piece by author and environmental activist David Suzuki. The article originally appeared in the Toronto Star Newspaper so I thought I would visit the paper's site and review the article as it originally appeared. No...