Theme for Issue 4.1
"I decided that a kind of rather flat skepticism, and making things, making things well, is better than a utopian attempt to reform society." A.S. Byatt
What is the relation between craft and writing? Is it to enhance our enjoyment of craft? How does the craft sensibility influence writing practice? Is it more about attention to detail than the bigger picture?
This theme is an opportunity to share opinions about the kind of writing that enhances craft, those writers who embody a craft sensibility, and ideas about the role of craft in relation to other elements of the writing trade, such as content and expression.
We are joined at the Table with two erudite guests to lead this conversation, Jenni Sorkin and Ramona Barry. As an appetiser, you are invited to read the interview with A.S. Byatt about her recent novel, The Children’s Book. To contribute to this discussion, take a seat here.