"The shorter the story is, the more is at stake with every single word, every single image that you choose, and there’s really no room to take a breather."
"We do not know what the century holds, because it’s never been younger and more urban. What we need to encourage in young people is innovation."
"What does it mean to live? It means to be alive. It means to dance because you can. It means to celebrate."
"There's some of me in every character I write--male, woman, no matter the age--there's a little bit of me in there."
"I... listen to NPR every morning, hoping to hear his voice on the radio, so I can go over to the canvas still in the corner of my room and begin to paint."
"You're taking something from your head that is you, you're putting it on paper and you're creating this world. People read that, and they know who you are."
A neuroscientist, a literary scholar, and a poet at Indiana University have received Guggenheim Fellowships; the latter has been tapped Pulitzer finalist.
Filmmaker Spike Lee provided advice, inspiration, and some laughs to a room full of middle and high school students from the Bloomington area.
Adam Schwartz interviews Laurie R. King, author of a popular series of thrillers featuring the crime-busting team of Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell.