Patricia Hampl Archive

The Art of the Wasted Day by Patricia Hampl

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Hampl has been writing at the intersection of memoir and essay for most of her life. Now, displaying a heightened partnership of experience and reflection, she revisits people and events with insight produced by leisure and the ostensibly wasted day.
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From the Slush Pile: The Numbers

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When I see numbers I generally shut down, but I know there’s a whole host of you out there who want to see pie charts, graphs and digits. So if my ranting about pluck and resiliency isn’t enough for you folks, here are the cold hard facts when it
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The Books We Teach #7: Interview with Beth Kephart

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The Books We Teach series will feature primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and their thoughts about literature in the face of an evolving classroom. Posts will highlight literary innovations in teaching, contemporary literature’s place in pedagogy, and the books that writers teach. In the spirit of educational dynamism, we
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On Writing “Evil Tongue,” by Dani Shapiro

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Over the quiet Christmas week, a few of the contributors to our Fall 2012 issue, guest edited by Patricia Hampl, will look back and reflect on their work in the magazine. Today, Dani Shapiro discusses her essay “Evil Tongue.” —Andrew Ladd, Blog Editor A number of years ago, I received an
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Patricia Hampl Reads at Emerson (October 4 @ 8:00)

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Mark your calendars! Fall 2012 guest editor and award-winning author Patricia Hampl will visit Emerson to read from her work and introduce her all-essay issue of Ploughshares. This event is free and open to the public! WHEN: Thursday, October 4 @ 8:00 p.m WHERE: Bill Bordy Theatre: 216 Tremont
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Nothing but the truth: all-essay Fall issue now available

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Our all-essay Fall issue, guest-edited by award-winning memoirist Patricia Hampl, is now available! Read samples online, subscribe, and check out the issue on both Kindle and Nook. Showcasing the diversity and range of nonfiction in English, the issue contains family memoir (“My Mother’s Story,” by Xu Xi), travel writing
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