Saturday Newsletter: April 6, 2024

Strawberry Fields (iPhone 11) by Natalie Yue, 11; published in the March/April 2024 issue of Stone Soup A note from Emma Wood Hello everyone, This will arrive in your inbox on the eve of my daughter’s fourth birthday—she was an early pandemic baby, born around when we still thought everything would be back to normal […]

Saturday Newsletter: September 2, 2023

Rothko Mountain (acrylic) by Dongeun Lucy Rhee, 13; published in the September/October issue of Stone Soup A note from Emma Wood Hello, everyone! I chose Dongeun’s incredible painting of a mountain, in the style of Rothko, for this newsletter because in this past month, I feel as if I have scaled a mountain; earlier this month, […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #16: Nonsense

An update from our sixteenth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday October 9, plus some of the output published below The purpose of art is not to make sense, but to excite the senses.  In an attempt to “liberate ourselves from the demands of semantic coherence,” this week […]