Archive for February, 2016

Door is a Jar Magazine: An Interview with Ahrend Torrey

February 22, 2016

In 2015, alums Maxwell Bauman and Ahrend Torrey came together to start a new literary magazine. The following is an interview with Ahrend, who explains the nature of Door is a Jar Magazine, and their expectations for the publication. (more…)

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Nancy McKinley Threw Me Out Into the Street in 2008

February 3, 2016

James Craig Atchison with "Blue Lines Up in Arms"By James Craig Atchison

I’m armed the first day of the 501 residency with only a note pad and pen. Nancy McKinley sends me out and tells me to write everything I can about downtown Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, for two hours. This first step in me becoming a published author (under my blessed mother’s maiden name) didn’t take that long. (more…)