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
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
by Conor Broughan Patricia Henley, a faculty member in the Purdue creative writing program, has a new collection of short stories Other Heartbreaks that will be published on October 11, 2011. She recentlywrote a post on the Glimmer Train website about her publishing experience for this book. Robert Olen Butler called Henley’s new collection “splendid” … Continue reading Patricia Henley’s OTHER HEARTBREAKS
by Patricia Henley Many years ago when I had completed my first year of teaching fiction-writing, I had a drink with Leonard Robinson, former editor at Esquire, on his lovely front porch in Missoula, Montana. We got to talking about teaching. Leonard told me a very simple way to present the idea of tension to … Continue reading Robert Olen Butler’s History Lesson: A SMALL HOTEL
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!
BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief Congratulations to Patricia Henley and Jon Sealy (former fiction editor at Sycamore Review) who both have stories published in the third issue of the online literary Journal, Freight Stories. Patricia Henley’s story, “Red Lily” and Jon Sealy’s story, “Renovation,” can both be read online. Also included in this issue, the memoirist … Continue reading Freight Stories Publications
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