USC creative writing program tops 100% for third consecutive year

The USC creative-writing program is ranked among the top 100 programs in the country, the school announced Monday.The program is among 11 USC programs that earned a 100% mark for the second straight year.The school also posted an 89% mark last year, and this year the program ranked among top 100 in several categories.According to…

Why I wrote ‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘The Big House’ after my father died

A mother’s story of survival from mental illness is a rare example of an artist’s writing life turning into a creative writing career.In her first novel, The Secret Garden, Emily Laudan tells the story of her family’s attempt to raise her son on their own after her father died.But Laudans mother was also a writer.Laudanté,…