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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: Gretchen Comba

Truth Teller Spotlight: Gretchen Comba

When I “get in,” I am seeing, hearing, and smelling the world along with the characters… And so I say again, in the hope that my doing so will make the process a little less disheartening for beginning writers: Keep going, for if you keep going, the “real” or “true” story will reveal itself. And...
Truth Teller Spotlight - Susann Cokal

Truth Teller Spotlight – Susann Cokal

Aside from her role as the Editorial Director of Broad Street Magazine, Susann Cokal also wears hats as historical novelist, pop-culture essayist, book critic, and professor of creative writing and modern literature at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her published novels, Cokal’s writing has been featured in Gargoyle, The Cincinnati Review, The Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review...
Truth Teller Spotlight - Shalom Auslander

Truth Teller Spotlight – Shalom Auslander

Author and producer Shalom Auslander uses humor to recount stories of shame, sex and God as a young boy growing up in an Orthodox Jewish community. His books, “Beware of God,” “Foreskin’s Lament” and “Hope: A Tragedy” draw on his Jewish upbringing and early questions about faith. Auslander has published articles in The New York Times Magazine,...