Lit Citizenry Reads of the Week #2 — We’re finally back!

Favorite Submitted Reads Here are some of my favorite things I read this week that were submitted by my Twitter followers. If you’d like to see your work featured here, share it with me using this form. Make sure you’ve followed the guidelines before you hit send. You can also participate by retweeting stories I’ve…

Lit Citizenry Reads of the Week #1 — From Rebecca Renner

Favorite Submitted Reads Here are some of my favorite things I read this week that were submitted by my Twitter followers. If you’d like to see your work featured here, share it with me using this form. Make sure you’ve followed the guidelines before you hit send. You can also participate by retweeting stories I’ve…

Book-to-Movie Adaptations Coming Out in 2019, Part 1

Last year gave us tons of stellar book to movie adaptations. From To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Dumplin' on Netflix, to Crazy Rich Asians on the big screen, we were a lucky bunch of readers. But this year might be even better. Here are a few I'm excited to see and write…

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Renner on the Radio: Absurdly Abridged Christmas Classics

Every once in a while, I hop on the radio to do something weird with Nick over at To a Certain Degree on WPRK in Orlando. This time, I tackled Christmas stories in "Absurdly Abridged Christmas Classics." Absurdly Abridged Christmas Classics: Audio Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JkyEOIuIKq0 Absurdly Abridged Christmas Classics Are you stressed this holiday season?…

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My First Six Months as a Freelance Writer: A Look Back

I've always wanted to be a writer, but all of my life, people told me it wasn't a feasible career. Man, I love proving people wrong. Six months ago, I came home from my last MFA session in Brazil and quit my job. Plenty of people said I shouldn't do it, but I think it's…

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Epistolary Novels Perfect to Read on National Letter Writing Day

December 7th is National Letter Writing Day, which reminds me of the good old days of slow, laid-back communication. With the internet, telephones, and video chats available to us now, we generally don’t reach for pen and paper to communicate with our friends and loved ones. But maybe it's time to bring back that sense…

What a Week! Plus Book Recommendations for Mid-September

I meant to run this update last week, but I ended up being so busy that time got away from me. In the last week and a half, I've had several things published. One of them is my essay in the fall issue of Tin House! https://www.instagram.com/p/BnuRbvlFEuF/ Another publication that really blew up was this…

Electric Sheep, Wilder Penfield, and the History of Consciousness

Every family has a myth. I know yours has one, a story passed down bedtime to bedtime, or on long car trips to get you to shut up. The more exciting they are, the more likely they're fake. My family, for example, has been cobbled together from horse trainers and surfers, southern belles, cattle drivers,…