Kathryn Silverstein

Kathryn Silverstein

Apr
17
The Music of the Work

The Music of the Work

“The erotics of composition are essential to the process, some prereflective excitation and orientation, some sense that your own little
4 min read
Feb
04
Making it Last

Making it Last

“I would like to see writing as an expansive field. Unfortunately, I only tend to see it that way in
4 min read
Dec
02
On Wish-Granting Shops and a Winter Course

On Wish-Granting Shops and a Winter Course

“You can take as much time as you like to create your own world.” —Xxxholic manga, by CLAMP During my
3 min read
Nov
22
A Matter of Longing, a Zine, and a New Course!

A Matter of Longing, a Zine, and a New Course!

“At this point, we have all of the information we need to create a change; it isn’t a matter
3 min read
Sep
30
The Outside Edge

The Outside Edge

“I kept pushing at my own limitations and at the limits of science fiction. That is what the practice of
3 min read
Aug
19
Longing as a Structure

Longing as a Structure

“Writing has nothing to do with signifying. It has to do with surveying, mapping, even realms that are yet to
3 min read
Jul
14
On Writing and Other Speculative Witcheries

On Writing and Other Speculative Witcheries

“I tell my students all the time: writing fiction is an exercise in giving a shit—an exercise in finding
3 min read
Jul
14
On Freewriting

On Freewriting

“As in everything, so in writing I am almost afraid of going too far. What can this be? Why? For
4 min read
Jul
14
On Process as Product

On Process as Product

“I wanted, from the beginning, to write a monstrous book. Something small yet forceful, like a talisman. I mean the
3 min read
Jul
14
On Process and Discernment

On Process and Discernment

“Astrology, like science fiction, is a negotiation of the imagination. Negotiating the imagination is a political project but it’s
3 min read