The Splendiferously Bearded Writers Social Club: William Morris

  • NAME: WILLIAM MORRIS
  • D/O/B: 3/24/1834 
  • MEMBER SINCE: 1870
  • STATUS: CHARTER MEMBER
  • IMPORTANT ROLE: CONSULTING DESIGNER
  • HOBBIES: POETRY; PAINTING; SOCIALISM

William Morris (circa 1887) by Frederick Hollyer

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Louise Brooks on Learning to Write

“For two extraordinary years, I have been working on it–learning to write– but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody– that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough– beauty…”–Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks, circa 1929

The extraordinarily gifted and intelligent Louise Brooks– dancer, actor, and writer–was born on 14 November 1906. May she never be forgotten. 

Sorry for My Absence! Please Accept This Photo of Maeve Brennan as an Apology!

Hi all! My apologies for the lack of recent posts. We moved into a new apartment two weeks ago, and have been working overtime to settle into the new place. Everything should be back to normal on the blog very soon.

Until then, enjoy this photo of the late Irish writer Maeve Brennan.

Maeve Brennan