how we spend our days

Writers in the Series

In The Writing Life,
Annie Dillard wrote,

I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.

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2009

August 1, 2009: Pam Houston

September 1, 2009: Dani Shapiro

October 1, 2009: Adam Braver

November 1, 2009: Sheri Reynolds

December 1, 2009: Elizabeth Benedict

2010

January 1, 2010: Abigail Thomas

February 1, 2010: Alexander Chee

March 1, 2010: Miciah Gault

April 1, 2010: Robin Black

May 1, 2010: Daniel Asa Rose

June 1, 2010: Lucia Orth

July 1, 2010: Tracy Winn

August 1, 2010: Diane Lefer

September 1, 2010: Louise W. Knight

October 1, 2010: Hannah Tinti

November 1, 2010: Bruce Machart

December 1, 2010: Susanna Daniel

2011

January 1, 2011: Jean Thompson

February 1, 2011: Cornelius Eady

March 1, 2011: Summer Wood

April 1, 2011: Shaindel Beers

May 1, 2011: Kim Wright

June 1, 2011: Robin Oliveira 

July 1, 2011: Robert Boyers 

 August 1, 2011: Heather Newton

September 1, 2011: Heidi Durrow

October 1, 2011: Barb Johnson

November 1: Mari Strchan

December 1: Daniel Torday

2012

January 1: Cheryl Strayed

February 1: Alan Heathcock

March 1: Ann Hood

April 1: William Lychack

May 1: Marge Piercy

June 1: Sybil Baker

July 1: Michael Martone

August 1: Paul Lisicky

September 1: Stacy Bierlein

October 1: Natalie Serber

November 1: Darrelyn Saloom

December 1: Dan Chaon

2013

January 1: Claire Vaye Watkins

February 1: Dave Malone

March 1: Dawn Tripp

April 1: Alexis M. Smith

May 1: Christopher Castellani

June 1: Christine Schutt

July 1: Caroline Leavitt

August 1: Nichole Bernier

September 1: Sheri Joseph

October 1: Thomas Larson

November 1: Rebecca Makkai

December 1: Matthew Limpede

2014

January 1: Jane Smiley

February 1: Lindsey Mead

March 1: Robert Boswell

April 1: Kathryn Craft

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