Sept/Oct 2015 • Vol. XXXVII No. 5 Editor's Notes |

Editor’s Notes

As I write these notes, it's midsummer in Gambier. A cool, rainy year so far, but our green and lovely village is teeming with writers. Hundreds of high school students have arrived from across the nation and the world for the twenty-fifth year of our KR Young Writers program. Adults of all ages fill workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and book arts. Our newest program, a creative writing workshop for high school teachers, is flourishing in its third year, bursting with energy and passion and generative sparks. Next year we'll feature another new venture in Nature Writing—in multiple genres and with scientific engagement included. What all these programs share is a concentration on writing here and now, on generating new work—not on polishing pieces essentially completed long before arrival. Each day sees intensive sharing, reading aloud, launching new projects for the next session. Our intention is that all of these writers (once recovered from the exhaustion) will be

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David H. Lynn is the editor emeritus of The Kenyon Review, a professor of English, and special assistant to the president of the college. He was the editor of the Review from 1994 to 2020. As an author, he received a 2016 O. Henry Award for "Divergence." His latest collection, Children of God: New & Selected Stories, was published in 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books.

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Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

As I write these notes, it's midsummer in Gambier. A cool, rainy year so far, but our green and lovely village is teeming with writers. Hundreds of high school students […]

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

As I write these notes, it's midsummer in Gambier. A cool, rainy year so far, but our green and lovely village is teeming with writers. Hundreds of high school students […]

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