Articles by Sonya Chung

May 24, 2013

Neuroscience and Creativity 0

Over at Bloom, Dr. Francine Toder—a retired psychotherapist and author of The Vintage Years, who learned to play the cello in her 60s—writes about the neuroscience studies that support creative blooming in later life.  Check out also this excerpt from The Vintage Years.

May 22, 2013

The Common in the City Party 0

Tonight!  Celebrate 3 years with The Common.  You can still buy tickets to this elegant lit party here.  André Aciman reads from his latest novel Harvard Square.

May 2, 2013

James Salter’s All That Is: From Dream to Reality 3

This is not George Saunders or Lorrie Moore making fun of the ineffectualness of romantic impulses; this is for real.

January 23, 2013

Jon Clinch at Bloom 0

At Bloom this week, check out the feature on novelist Jon Clinch, and the accompanying Q&A, where Clinch talks in-depth about his decision to self-publish his fourth novel after having his first two published by Random House.   He says that his second novel, Kings of the Earth, “was set up for success: Oprah’s magazine put […]

December 27, 2012

Video Interview with Dar Williams and Spencer Reece 0

At Bloom this week, check out the multi–part feature on Spencer Reece‘s poetry project at an orphanage in Honduras, which includes a documentary film for which singer-songwriter Dar Williams is composing/performing the soundtrack.  Watch an exclusive two-part video interview with Reece and Williams about their friendship and collaboration.

December 10, 2012

BLOOM Seeks Social Media Intern and Editorial Assistant 0

Bloom, the new site that grew out of our Post-40 Bloomers series, is seeking to grow its staff.  Check out the two position descriptions here.

December 4, 2012

“Beyond Geography” Event at The Center for Fiction 0

Tonight, 12/4, in New York, The Center for Fiction, hosts “Beyond Geography,” a discussion of the role of place in the art of fiction with Jennifer Haigh, Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Acker, and Sonya Chung, co-sponsored by The Common.

November 5, 2012

Confessions of an Analogian Writing for the Webs 24

In that moment, I got it — what all this fuss about social networking was about. Give the tools a try, just be yourself; write what you care about. Weird things will start to happen.

September 28, 2012

Post-40 Bloomer: Susan Starr Richards Escapes the ‘Southern Boy’ World 0

My time was always fairly equally divided between the horses and my writing, the difference being that the horses always came first, and the writing had to be fitted in around their needs and their schedules. But in my imagination, there was always a confluence of visions.

August 14, 2012

All You Have Is What You Remember: The Millions Interviews James Salter 8

“All you have in life is what you remember. It’s the one filament connecting you to the void. It doesn’t necessarily become art.”