Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman: Writing About It All

At SR, we love keeping up with our past contributors. Their pursuit of their literary or artistic talents and passions is inspiring.

Today, we’re sharing about Megan Mayhew Bergman, who has published numerous essays and articles this year.

Most recently, Megan wrote an essay for The New Yorker. The essay, “The Vibrant Life and Quiet Passing of Dottie Dodgion,” discusses the remarkable events of the drummer’s life. Dodgion was consistently involved in music – playing instruments, singing, and dancing – from age 16 until she died at age 90.

Megan is also a contributor to The Guardian and has written four articles for it this year, all on different topics.

And in June, Megan sat down to chat with author Jeff VanderMeer and actor Lili Taylor. The conversation about birds, beauty, and books can be found on LitHub.

Congratulations, Megan, on sharing your work in so many places! To learn more about Megan, visit her website.

Authors Talk: Bill Sommer

Today we are pleased to feature author Bill Sommer as our Authors Talk series contributor. Bill discusses his writing process and inspiration for “The Haircut” as well as “breaking your own rules.”

“The Haircut” was written in between drafts of a novel when Bill was struck by Ruth Ozeki’s experience writing about her face (which you can read here). Wanting to capitalize on the chance to write something short, Bill set out to write only one scene. As he went about this self-imposed challenge and eventually “failed” he discovered the limits of rules and the limitless potential of stories.

You can read and listen to Bill’s story in Superstition Review Issue 19.