GOAT HILL

GOAT HILL Goat Hill is the Providence meeting place of writers Hester Kaplan, Ann Hood, and Taylor Polites. We produce a wide range of literary events, offer writing workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Recent events have included: “Food Stars” with Ruth Reichl and Michael Ruhlman; “Thrillers” with Laura Lippman and Alison Gaylin; “The Art of the Memoir” with Dani Shapiro and Andre Dubus III; Agent Speed-Dating; and Workshop-Palooza!  Goat Hill is committed to supporting writers and readers of all ages in Rhode Island’s vibrant literary life through innovative programming and community involvement. Goat Hill is proud to partner with School One on Write Rhode Island! a state-wide writing competition for students in grades 8 – 12. In 2016 – 2017, Write Rhode Island! partnered with libraries, schools, and community organizations to give free writing workshops to students across the state, and produced an anthology of the winning stories. Please visit our website for more information on Goat Hill and Write Rhode Island!: goathillwriters.com MORE...
STAR TRIBUNE BOOK REVIEW: “The Tell,” by Hester Kaplan

STAR TRIBUNE BOOK REVIEW: “The Tell,” by Hester Kaplan

BOOK REVIEW: “The Tell,” http://www.viagragenericoes24.com/meglio-viagra-o-levitra by Hester Kaplan. An aging but charismatic actor moves in next door to a couple whose marriage is already in trouble. Hester Kaplan’s novel “The Tell” occupies that peculiar literary middle earth where everything is about relationships enacted against a history that has shaped the characters to respond in significant ways to problems put in their paths. In this case, the characters are a married couple, Mira Thrasher and Owen Brewer (“Thrasher and Brewer,” another character says, “like exhibits in the Museum of Industry”), occupying a multi-storied old house in Providence. Mira inherited the house at a youthful age when her parents — days after Mira had revealed her father’s affair with her mother’s best friend — died in a car accident. What sets the story in motion is the appearance of a superannuated viagra sans ordonnance television star (whose decades-old show, “Ancient Times,” Mira has taken to watching to outwait her insomnia), Wilton Deere. (The character he played was called Bruno Macon, and Owen wonders of the “real” http://www.laviagraes.com/comprar-viagra-generico name: “Was that any more of an authentic name?”) Wilton has purchased the equally wonderful Victorian house next door, in order to be closer to Anya, his only child, whom he’d abandoned early on under circumstances that have colored his entire life with guilt. Of guilt, there’s plenty to go around. Owen, a teacher in a pitifully disadvantaged school, has never quite recovered from what he sees as his craven response to a confrontation in a restaurant that left him alive and his girlfriend dead. Mira, of course, blames herself for her parents’ accident,...
Stephanie Vandrick Reads: “Unravished”

Stephanie Vandrick Reads: “Unravished”

“Unravished,” by Hester Kaplan Because I was both shaken by and drawn into the worlds of the two books by Hester Kaplan that I read earlier, I was happy to hear of and read her new book, “Unravished: Stories” (Ig, 2014). The two earlier books are “The Edge of Marriage: Stories,” about which I posted on 2/15/13, and “The Tell,” which I wrote about here on 6/29/13. I used the overused, but apt in this case, term “heartbreaking” about the first book, and that word could be applied to the second and now the third of her works of fiction that I have read (she also published an earlier novel, “Kinship Theory,” which I have not yet read). A basic question that Kaplan’s characters keep having to ask, consciously or unconsciously, is how they acheter viagra can possibly live with the seemingly impossible-to-accept situations in which viagra sans ordonnance they have somehow been placed. In the case of “Unravished”: What if your spouse is doing something you find morally unacceptable? How do you deal with mixed feelings of revulsion and excitement about the actions of a former lover? How do you face finding you have symptoms of a possibly fatal illness? How can you possibly make sense of slowly realizing that a young girl you are starting to know is being used and abused by a repugnant neighbor? And there are other instances of abuse, of trauma, of life-changing news, and of characters unable to negotiate the difficulties and obstacles of life. How can they possibly face and cope with these life events? Yet http://www.viagragenericoes24.com/efectos-de-viagra-en-jovenes they do, they do,...
THE BROOKLYN PAPER: Background stories

THE BROOKLYN PAPER: Background stories

Background stories: F’Greene-published short story collection digs up the past Regrets? They’ve had a few — and it makes for great reading! Hester Kaplan’s new short story collection “Unravished,” published by Fort Greene’s Ig Press earlier this year, is the work of an accomplished writer in command of her genre. Each viagra en neonatos of the eight stories in the collection is tadalafil troche dosage worth reading — most are excellent, and a few are unforgettable. You will know those in the latter category when you finish them and their full import sinks in. You will feel aghast or exhilarated, electrified by the awareness http://www.viagragenericoes24.com/sildenafil-comprar-online you have just brushed against something profound. The book’s general milieu is New England. The environments, people, and situations encountered tend to be middle-class or above, but the emotional range is broad and deep. Kaplan’s protagonists are adults with adult concerns — people with the sorts of complicated lives recognizable to anyone who has weathered a long-term relationship or two. The theme, http://www.viagragenericoes24.com/precio-del-viagra often, is the role or relevance of the past — ex-lovers, historic homes, more ex-lovers, landscapes made famous by dead painters, buried regrets, and kids from previous relationships. Some of Kaplan’s characters are clinging to what should be closed chapters of their lives, while others fight to escape bygones that won’t stay gone. Guilt, obligation, passionate love, or sentimental force of habit all make letting go hard to do. Several of the stories hinge on secrets long held and climactically revealed. One https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-prix-en-pharmacie/ tale in particular brings down the hammer with a last-act revelation that took this reader’s breath away —...