I was trudging through some work this morning, when I noticed a nearby school had listed a course’s pre-requisite as simply, “curiosity.” I was feeling a bit grumpy before I noticed that, and it made me happy for the rest …read more
There are certain turns of phrase that chill my bones. Certain words that ball my hands up into fists, involuntarily. Certain concepts that plummet my heart to the depths of my bowels. There are worse phrases than my least favorite, …read more
I have been wandering around my favorite local park on Saturday mornings, taking photos of the first green shoots of spring. More than that, though, I like to snap photographs of the new growth and the previous season’s decay. I …read more
Posting this tune for some inspiration. Born on a Train – The Magnetic Fields The #AmtrakResidency program is officially open for application. I have been excited about the notion of this program since I first heard about it. I know …read more
One of the things that helped get me back into writing when I moved back to Cincinnati in 2008 was a monthly event called Creativa. The website hasn’t been updated in awhile, but a lot of the info is still …read more
Lately, I have been working on behind-the-scenes projects. I have mentioned before that I do some editorial assistant work on a friend’s literary magazine, and as one who has been enthusiastic about assisting with it, I’ve been bumped up to …read more
I once had a friend who taught me always to listen for waltzes in unexpected places. One two three. We danced a waltz. I didn’t know how. I danced anyway, apologizing with each misstep. I learned this way. Oh, how …read more
I woke up this morning, after a not so awesome dream that had elements of cool things in it: it took place at the beach (no idea which one, hello from landlocked Ohio!), I got to play in the waves, …read more
I do editorial assistant work for a friend’s small printing press. Well, she’s decided to go ahead and launch the press this year, anyway. And I am super excited to be able to help support her endeavors. Last year, she …read more
I have one last post to make for December, if I’ve counted right, which I honestly haven’t bothered to do at all, nor am I going to. To me, there has always been something a little off about December. The …read more
Scurvytown is a multimedia serial fiction project created by Lauren Magee, a recent graduate of the Masters in English program at Northern Kentucky University. It's a little in transition right now, but hopefully will be back in production soon. (She said, in October 2015).
Lauren resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her two cats, who are sitting behind her and purring as she types this.