Writing YA: An Interview with Patricia Henley & Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Written by Natalie Lund Earlier this fall, I found out that Patricia Henley and Elizabeth Stuckey-French co-authored a young adult novel, Where Wicked Starts. I’ve always loved reading YA, but I was especially excited to hear about this publication because Henley and Stuckey-French have both been a part of my education as a writer. My first year in Purdue’s MFA … Continue reading Writing YA: An Interview with Patricia Henley & Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Doing What They Feel They Must: A Review of Patricia Henley’s OTHER HEARTBREAKS

by Rob Davidson Every good story collection has its governing metaphors, those common notes that blend the individual crooners into a concert of voices singing harmony. Restlessness defines the spirited characters in Patricia Henley’s fine new collection of short fiction, Other Heartbreaks. In these stories, people’s lives break down and are reassembled; there are changes … Continue reading Doing What They Feel They Must: A Review of Patricia Henley’s OTHER HEARTBREAKS

Thanks for making Writers Harvest a success!

Students, faculty, staff and community residents donated 521 non-perishable food items (that’s 419 pounds!) and enough cash to purchase an additional 1,500  individual meals during this year’s Writers Harvest here at Purdue University.  All proceeds benefit Food Finders, an organization that distributes three million pounds of food and supplies to 175 non-profit agencies in 18 Indiana counties, … Continue reading Thanks for making Writers Harvest a success!

Patricia Henley’s Glimmer Train Essay

BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Henley has written a fantastic essay published in the Glimmer Train Bulletin entitled, “The Potholder Model of Literary Ambition,” that chronicles her writing life and provides some great insight into the experiences of a National Book Award nominated writer.  This is a generous essay in which Patricia reveals the truths of her experience and … Continue reading Patricia Henley’s Glimmer Train Essay