Birdseed: a writing prompt with Brendan Bourque-Sheil

He was walking through a graveyard and happened upon the stone of one Ebenezer Scroggie, “a meal man,” but Dickens had mild dyslexia, so he misread it as “Here lies Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean man,” and thus the world’s most famous ghost story was born. 

Reader’s Roost: Kayte Young, Empowering Through Illustration

Kayte Young, the illustrator behind the nonfiction comic “What Does it Mean To Be ‘Groomed’?” published in November 2022 on The Nib, delves into the profound emotional and personal importance of her work, its creative process, and its broader societal implications.

Reader’s Roost: Shawn Warner, From TikTok to Triumph

Shawn Warner’s journey to literary acclaim began with a viral TikTok video featuring his debut YA murder mystery novel. Now, he shares insights from his diverse life experiences, offers advice to readers, and embraces the opportunities and lessons that come with his newfound recognition as an author.

Reader’s Roost: Katherine Center, Navigating the Heart of Fiction

Katherine Center, a celebrated author known for her unique blend of women’s fiction and romantic comedy, shares her journey from crafting fanfiction in sixth grade to becoming a best-selling author, emphasizing the power of words and the importance of embracing life’s moments to create compelling stories.

City of Stories

Deciding to throw our hats into a city rich in writing institutions and ideas was a big decision for Grackle and Grackle, founded by Raj Mankad and Miah Arnold in 2015. We wanted to contribute to the city we love, …

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