I ran out the door into the summer night, the smell of gasoline reeking from  our ’97 Toyota Corolla. My father had stopped to work on its breaks while he brought my dog on a walk. “I always tell him to put her on a leash,” I turned and said to […]

What does family mean to you? This was the question asked to the students of the Spring 2011 Literature of Journalism Class. In response, the class individually wrote first-person short stories documenting scenes of interaction between themselves and members of their families. The Literature of Journalism class analyzes the technique […]

When Tobias Wolff was 14 years old, a classmate shifted the direction of his life. With one sentence, Wolff’s future as an author was decided. “You know, you oughta be a writer,” said the boy after grabbing one of Wolff’s short stories. Since that moment, Wolff has written more than a […]