Sam Dylan Finch
First Year, MFA, Prose

Describe your writing style in five words.
I only get five? Wait…

If you could meet any writer in person, who would it be, and why?
Maggie Nelson, so I can give her something blue. And because she’s brilliant.

What is your first writing memory?
My dad used to listen to a lot of audio books. I remember being a little kid, accompanying him to Home Depot, and listening to these tapes, talking about how you could become a handsome millionaire by pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and believing in yourself or God or whatever. So when I was young, really young, I bought a diary and started writing my own “self-help” book. I don’t remember what I said, but I do remember it felt really profound at the time.

Why do you write? Why bother?
I believe that my story is worth telling. And maybe everyone says this, but for some reason, it feels like I have to; I don’t feel like I have much choice in the matter.

If you couldn’t write, what would you be doing?
Sleeping. Definitely sleeping.

Where can we find you?
The English grad lounge, drinking just enough coffee to get me through my evening classes.
Oh, and these places:
www.samdylanfinch.com
www.facebook.com/samdylanfinch

Sam Dylan Finch

First Year, MFA, Prose

Describe your writing style in five words.

I only get five? Wait…

If you could meet any writer in person, who would it be, and why?

Maggie Nelson, so I can give her something blue. And because she’s brilliant.

What is your first writing memory?

My dad used to listen to a lot of audio books. I remember being a little kid, accompanying him to Home Depot, and listening to these tapes, talking about how you could become a handsome millionaire by pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and believing in yourself or God or whatever. So when I was young, really young, I bought a diary and started writing my own “self-help” book. I don’t remember what I said, but I do remember it felt really profound at the time.

Why do you write? Why bother?

I believe that my story is worth telling. And maybe everyone says this, but for some reason, it feels like I have to; I don’t feel like I have much choice in the matter.

If you couldn’t write, what would you be doing?

Sleeping. Definitely sleeping.

Where can we find you?

The English grad lounge, drinking just enough coffee to get me through my evening classes.

Oh, and these places:

www.samdylanfinch.com

www.facebook.com/samdylanfinch

Have a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle style Summer space?

placeforwriters:

Next Wednesday!

"The Wife’s Resentment" is an oft-ignored text from the 18th century. A tale of a spurned virgin-turned-lover who exacts murderous revenge against her manipulative corruptor! An interesting tale in itself. Allie Enriquez offers a critical work exploring the text. So please join us tomorrow!

placeforwriters:

The Everybody! Everybody!
OPEN MIC


Day: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location: Cafe Suzie (next to the book store)

Hosted by Venus Jones and Olivia Mertz

Featuring Mills Poetry Slam Champion: Julia McCotter


All mediums of artistic expression are welcome, in all stages…

Tomorrow night at Cafe Suzie!

Roald Dahl works in a recliner. Could you?

The Everybody! Everybody!
OPEN MIC


Day: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location: Cafe Suzie (next to the book store)

Hosted by Venus Jones and Olivia Mertz

Featuring Mills Poetry Slam Champion: Julia McCotter


All mediums of artistic expression are welcome, in all stages of completion. Need inspiration share a story, song, or poem about your spring break. Given it’s only an hour we ask that it be 5 minutes or less. If you plan to participate, have questions, suggestions or concerns, please e-mail vjones@mills.edu


NAME

LENGTH OF PIECE

YOUR GENRE


EQUIPMENT NEEDS

DECLARED STATUS OR FIVE WORD BIO


Please join us Next Tuesday

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”
— Joyce Carol Oates (via quotes-shape-us)

(via daily-lissa)

Thursday at Cafe Suzie (across from the tea shop)