Joseph Gordon-Levitt reads 'New Year' by Evyn Williams

A specific kind of magic is conjured when you read a poem out loud. It changes the shape of things, remaking the rhythm and texture of the words. It creates something new.

Enjoy this reading of my poem "New Year", performed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

This poem will appear in The Body Book, coming Spring 2018. 

Interview with Brit + Co by Evyn Williams

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Hello hello! I'm excited to share this interview I did with Brit + Co about "On Mornings".

"On Mornings" is a nonfiction writing project all about the small, exquisite mysteries of our morning routines and habits. It is being created in partnership with HITRECORD and Medium. Check out the article to learn more about how it's developing. 

‘What we’re really looking for in terms of the storytelling is vivid, detailed writing,’ says Evyn Williams, the resident director and editor of On Mornings. ‘We want these stories to really bring us into the morning with you. We want to hear the details of what you do and why you do it.’

Where did those chips on your favorite coffee mug come from? Why do you eat your cereal out of a certain bowl? When do you usually leave the house — and when do you actually need to leave the house? These are the details that Williams and her team are looking for — but they want you to get into the nittiest, grittiest minutiae.

Fellow writers, I hope you'll contribute! Learn more about how to tell your story here:

x evyn 

New business cards! And I'm unreasonably excited! by Evyn Williams

 

I love textiles and paper goods and all things wonderfully tangible.

So, naturally, I love business cards.

These are the first ones I've carried that are not tied to a specific job or role, but are just for me -- my writing, my filmmaking. I love having something tangible to exchange with other artists. I'll give you one next time I see ya!

x evyn 

Poem Every Day is back! by Evyn Williams

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I'm really happy to let you know that I'm leading Poem Every Day over at hitrecord.org once again. This is our third year running! 

In honor of National Poetry Month. writers come to the site every April and complete 30 poems in 30 days. It's a great exercise to generate creativity and to develop a daily writing practice.

It's one of my favorite times of the year! Come join us!

x evyn

seattle >> new york by Evyn Williams

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Just came back from a long trip to Seattle. It was a time to settle, see family, and work on projects old and new.

I took a shot of the bedroom where I woke up, at my parent's house in Seattle, and a shot of the bedroom where I went to sleep, back in Brooklyn. 

As routine as it's become, there is always a bit of magic for me, waking up on one coast and falling asleep on another.

x evyn