Shorter days, cold nights, a crushing Holiday hangover. Sit back and enjoy three excellent discussions of the literary sort, from three spectacular speakers.
Alice Munro discusses her Nobel Prize for Literature. It begins with her childhood inspiration in “The Little Mermaid,” and how telling stories has always been with her. Munro: swoon.
Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate, is a genius in every way. He’s intensely loveable and talented, and this TED talk, while a slight deviation from what you normally see in these inspirational videos, warms the coldest day.
Elizabeth Gilbert isn’t exactly beloved among literary readers — she gets a lot of flack for Eat, Pray, Love, but her TED talk about creativity and writing is definitely worth watching.