We were so psyched to get this beautiful short story by debut novelist and award-winning writer Natalie Haney Tilghman. She co-wrote the novel “A 52-Hertz Whale” with Bill Sommer, and it’s getting some amazing reviews! What a way to open YARN’s 6th season! Happy reading.
Please join us in congratulating the winner and runners-up in our #EnchantedYARN poetry contest!
The winners Margarita Engle chose include a YARN Alum, a published poet, and a writer just sending out her first novel.
Two poems by teen writer, Kathryn Hasson.
Letters to No One
Because it’s 12:00 am and the stars outside are beautiful //
They’re freaking amazing //
And I can’t sleep, because it’s 12:00 am […]
Outtakes by Dana Walrath.
from “Like Water on Stone”
Together we pray for a time //
when it will be safe //
for our grandchild to know //
his mother was Armenian. […]
Poem by Micah Cronin.
Poetry Peddlers Anonymous
Then you will paint them a mural instead, //
with every color you know.[…]
Haiku by Leza Lowitz.
The Single Pine
I want to become, //
frozen at 2:46 […]
A last Winter Pop-Up for you: Happy Valentine’s Day! Awww, we love you, too! xoxo, YARN
By Nichole Charbonneau
[…] She’s smaller than me and darker, with straight black hair that juts out of her red patrol hat. There’s a confetti-sized beauty mark on her upper cheekbone. Plump lips break into a smile. My insides twist like the snowboard trick I just tried. […]
Happy 2016! We’re welcoming the new year, and winter, with a Pop-Up short story by a teen writer! Get yourself a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable …
By Caroline MacRae
[…] There was no end to the wasteland of Cape Cod, and my sister seemed to be getting heavier in my arms. I started wondering how long I would last until I collapsed. […]
With the recent publication of her third novel “The Boy Most Likely To” and her family life (six kids!), Huntley Fitzpatrick is one busy lady! But we were so thrilled she had time to answer five questions for YARN that we are popping up from our fall hiatus to share her answers in a BONUS installment of our 5 Questions series […]
What’s summer without a hot new author? Kris Dinnison’s debut YA novel, “You and Me and Him,” just released last month from Houghton Mifflin. It’s about two outsider friends who both crush on the new guy in their small town. It’s a captivating story of music, friendship, and making amends. Here’s a short story from Kris to give you a taste of her writing!
Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton are the coolest thing to hit YA in a long time. Not only are they team writers of the excellent and fabulously reviewed “page-turner with a heart” (says Kirkus) debut novel “Tiny Pretty Things,” […]
By Megan Mikhail
It’s four-thirty on a Thursday afternoon, and Julie Evans, who has been my best friend since we were seven and barely conscious of what being a best friend meant, has confessed she is living a lie.
“No, I said we are living a lie,” Julie clarifies.
“What’s the difference?” I ask. “Aren’t you part of us?” […]