What kind of book do you like to read? What form does your writing take? If you're like most readers or authors or poets or scribes, an answer came to your mind right away. But what happens when we begin to poke at that answer? Is there such a thing as a literary mystery? Or an experimental novel with a secret at its heart? Can a poem mystify?
I'm moderating a conversation with panelists Elizabeth Brundage, Peter Golden, and Alison Gaylin as they begin to question the foundation that lies beneath bookstore shelving, library categorization, and the ways we define words on a page. If these divisions are arbitrary--or at
least miss a great deal of what truly goes on in a work--then perhaps we can come up with something better. A meaning that helps us to identify and create what we all are really after... great writing.