It was one of those three-in-the-morning ideas that come after you’ve been mentally chewing through ideas, and Very Big Ideas, for quite some time. It was the kind of three-in-the-morning idea that comes when you’ve spent a week going through twenty four revisions of your creative writing syllabi. It was the kind of three-in-the-morning idea that comes when Very Big Ideas morph suddenly and silently into Very Big Questions: what does it mean to be a writer? What is education? What is publishing? And can any of these three things keep carrying on as they have been carrying on, and survive? What does it mean to write? To make an impact? To be part of a creative community? To be part of a community, period? (The Story Behind the Yawp)
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