creativity
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Patricia Smith

Truth Teller Spotlight: Patricia Smith

“I learned the hard way that all details aren’t equal, that the important details are ones that also help to convey a judgment or mood or reveal character….” We love it when good things happen for our contributors.  And this month we celebrate Patricia Smith, author of “Holy War: Ramadan and race riots in a Senegalese marketplace,”...
Onward into 2017!

Onward into 2017!

It’s a new year, perhaps a fraught year, but one that is bringing good things to us at Broad Street.   For one thing, we have added illustrious members to our editorial staff:  Gretchen Comba (read her “Truth Teller Spotlight“), Katy Resch George, and Siddiqah Mujahid.  Welcome to them! And we’re thrilled to be working on...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Ron Smith

Truth Teller Spotlight: Ron Smith

“I say: Tell the truth and make it sing … Every time you write, do it flat out. Don’t try to be perfect. Try to be significant. Try to whack (or seduce) your reader with the truth in every line…” The latest in BROAD STREET’s series of interviews with contributors and other noteworthy purveyors of truth in the world...
Interview with Jeanette Winterson:  "It's Always Some Battle ..."

Interview with Jeanette Winterson: “It’s Always Some Battle …”

“I didn’t intend to write a memoir. I was on a personal search for my biological mother, which I hadn’t intended to do either. You know what it’s like, the big things in life you never plan: you micromanage everything, and then the big things come along, and you never saw them, you never expected...
Weekend Reading:  "The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains"

Weekend Reading: “The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains”

“I am trudging up a steep cobblestoned street in Edinburgh, and I am sobbing. I have just emerged from Saint Stephen’s church — dark, tall, and at the bottom of a long hill — which has been repurposed as a performance venue during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I can’t talk about what I have just seen, nor explain why it...