Blog Posts

Metal bridge seen from below; view of the sky with a break in the clouds

A few steps on the Underground Railroad

By Kate Blackwood / December 4, 2022

Cornell students write fiction to explore the experience of freedom seekers.

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Many people run under a green banner at the start of a race

Sweet Child of Mine: One story of One Marathon

By Kate Blackwood / November 5, 2022

There is more to a marathon than the start and the finish. Something happens along the way. The shape of that happening is up to the runner.

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How running a marathon is going to help me publish a novel

By Kate Blackwood / October 9, 2022

What can I learn from this specific, athletic, amateur activity and apply it to the messy, years-long process of crafting a piece of literature?

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Five irreplaceable, unduplicatable things I love about Ithaca

By Kate Blackwood / August 18, 2022

You won’t find these unmistakable landmarks anywhere else. And I miss them.

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