Amanda Kay Oaks

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amanda Kay Oaks has a BFA in Creative Writing and Literature from The University of Evansville and is a current creative nonfiction MFA student at Chatham University. An AmeriCorps alum, online tutor, and literary journal editor, Amanda considers herself a professional wearer of many hats and isn't sure what she'll do if she ever actually has only one job at a time. When she isn't working, reading, writing, or pretending to be a practiced yogi, Amanda can most likely be found snuggled up on the couch with her cat, Artemis, and a plate of cookies. She tweets T.S. Eliot quotes a little too often and tries to keep up with her personal book blog, I Write Things. Twitter: @I_Write_Things

What You Can Do: 6 Volunteer Ideas for Bookish Citizens

Social justice and community service ideas for bookish types.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature, Everyone is Surprised

The Nobel Prize for Literature goes to an unexpected choice.

7 Books that Need Their Own Illustrated Editions

Books we'd love to see illustrated ASAP.

Literary Activism: Writers Raise Money to Preserve Langston Hughes’ House

Donate to an Indiegogo campaign trying to save Langston Hughes' house.

Are Late-to-Series Additions Worth Reading?

Do late to series add-ons really enrich the series, or do they take away from the reader's ability to imagine an "ever after"?

Literary Tourism: Cincinnati, Ohio

Bookish sites to see in Cincinnati!

Fighting the Suck: Writers’ Advice for Writers

A round-up of books that could inspire writers looking to push themselves in new ways.

The Trio is Back: Cast Photos from the New Harry Potter Play

Thoughts on the new casting news from The Cursed Child, the new Harry Potter play.

The Lie of a “Universal” Perspective

On the pervasive idea that books with male protagonists offer a universal perspective while female protagonists do not.

How YOGA BITCH Convinced Me to Do Stuff

How a book called YOGA BITCH changed one reader's life.