Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from the preface to Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces by David Biespiel. David is an award-winning poet, teacher, and president of the Attic Institute— which provides instruction, editing, workshops, weekend-retreats, and more for both professional and aspiring writers.
If you only read one sentence in this book I hope it’s this one: A lot of the time just sticking with it is what this whole business of writing, making art, playing music, making songs, performing, and living a creative life is all about.
BookBaby president Brian Felsen recently interviewed literary heartthrob Jonathan Lethem (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, MacArthur Fellow, and New York Times best seller). In this clip, Jonathan talks about whether or not good writing can be "taught" and the benefits of creative writing programs.