The Third Step

A video essay based on the print essay “The Third Step” by Sheryl St. Germain, originally published in Fourth Genre (Spring 2014). Read by Sheryl St. Germain. Realized and music by Jonathan Ritz.

Episode 8: Marcia Aldrich

This time on “Off the Page,” we talked with Marcia Aldrich about how reading, editing, and teaching has influenced her writing. Marcia has dabbled in a lot when it comes to the world of creative nonfiction. Her essay “The Art of Being Born” was in the 2013 edition of Best American Essays, and her book A Companion to an Untold Story won …

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Episode 6: E. Eastman

You may remember E. Eastman’s essay “I Wear It as Often as I Dare” from issue 15.2 of Fourth Genre, in which he describes his search for a signature scent. In this episode of Off the Page, we sat down with the man behind the scent to discuss nonfiction, style, and literary crushes. Eastman received his MFA from the University of San …

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