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John D'Agata writes, "essay emphasizes an activity—that attempt, that trying, that experimenting.  I think it opens up new possibilities . . ."  (Essay is essai in French, meaning: "trial, experiment, attempt.")
Essays, art, and photography can be used as a way to create more than just a story. It is thought: an opening into an artist's brain that is processing, rationalizing, and attempting to figure out the world. To understand the world is to linger on your surroundings, the past, and possibly the future: in meditation, inquiry, and reflection.

Three Hidden Gems for Paper and Pen

I am relatively new to Chicago and was never one to go out on a regular basis to write. Yet since moving to the city I have discovered so much inspiration that I find myself venturing out to see what...

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