A tale of two podcasts: my visits to Forma and Libromania

In which I find myself as a special guest on two separate podcasts, both of them hosted by David Kern, for conversations about Madeleine L'Engle and the best movies of 2018.


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Good with crayons? Enter Auralia’s Coloring Contest.

As the four volumes of The Auralia Thread reach their decennial anniversaries, here's a challenge for imaginations of kids young and old: the first-ever Auralia's Coloring Contest.


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Carolyn Forché on the Image Podcast

Image editor Greg Wolfe interviews poet and social activist Carolyn Forché.


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Innocence Mission: past, present, future

A new interview with Karen Peris raises the question: Who are your favorite children's book illustrators?


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Why Watership Down belongs alongside Narnia and Middle-Earth

Among the many artists we lost in 2016, the one who influenced me the most passed away on Christmas Eve. Without his imagination, I might have lived a very different life.


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To Read or Not to Read: The Confessions of X

In which Looking Closer launches a new, intermittent series on creative writing and the art of the opening chapter. Writers—take note!


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