Here’s faculty member Alan Shapiro’s interview on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition”

“Writing is a way of being happy even if what you’re writing about is how unhappy you are.  Not in a therapeutic sense, but in the sense that you get to convert things that you have to in life, perhaps, passively suffer into something that you can actively make on the page and so it can give you some sense of agency, power.”

Alan is the author of Broadway Baby (2012, Algonquin) and Night of the Republic (2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

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