Category Archives: Ideas and Opinions

The Em Dash, a guest post by Rachel Harris

The Em Dash: A Survey Despite its proliferation in modern texts, the em dash is not present in the majority of early writing curricula. It is one of the most versatile punctuation marks in the English language, with many different … Continue reading

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Who’s got the best COVID Mask?

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From the Notebooks of Raymond Chandler

Drawn from journals kept through his career, The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler contains some of Chandler’s descriptions and ideas that would later appear in his classics novels. Included are observations on slang and more. Enjoy.

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An Interview with Alissa Lukara, author of Secrets of the Trees

Alissa Lukara is the author of the novel Secrets of the Trees, set in Latvia.  Her memoir, Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul (Silver Light Publications), was called by the Midwest Book Review “a transcendental story about the immeasurable … Continue reading

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An Interview with Bethroot Gwynn, Honoring Women’s History Month

Bethroot Gwynn graduated from Duke University and Union Theological Seminary. She lives on women’s land in the forests of Southern Oregon, where she has been writing, growing food, making theater and ritual since 1976. She has taught, directed, and performed … Continue reading

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A Linguist’s Guide to Internet Fluency–A guest post by Levi Coren

I don’t enjoy most social media, but I will admit to spending time on Tumblr, a social media platform with a penchant for encouraging tight-knit communities based around books, television shows, hobbies, and other special interests. My time on Tumblr … Continue reading

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An Interview with Morgan Pielli

Connecticut-born Morgan Pielli has a BFA from BARD COLLEGE and an MFA from THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES. He works as a Graphic Designer with KENSINGTON PUBLISHING CORP and his comics have appeared in The New York Times Online. He … Continue reading

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An Interview with Dennis Baron, author of What’s Your Pronoun?

Dennis Baron is an emeritus professor of English and linguistics at the University of Illinois and the author of eight books, including Grammar and Good Taste: Reforming the American Language (Yale University Press, 1982); Grammar and Gender (Yale University Press, … Continue reading

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Literary Ashland Author Interviews 2011-2018

Check out our author and publisher interviews 2011 through 2018 2018 author interviews Clive Rosengren and Sharon Dean Interview Each Other An Interview with Wallace Stroby An Interview with Kit and Cat Seaton about The Black Bull of Norroway An … Continue reading

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Index to Literary Ashland, KSKQ Radio 89.5 FM

Check out the KSKQ Radio interviews that Michael Niemann and Ed Battistella do on Literary Ashland Radio, KSKQ. On the fourth Friday of each month. Literary Ashland with Sonya Daw Literary Ashland with Phil Busse Literary Ashland with Molly Best … Continue reading

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