The Difficulty of Being

Jean Cocteau played many roles in his long life – poet, novelist, filmmaker – all while keeping company with artistic giants like Proust, Picasso, and Stravinsky.  His illuminating memoir explores the joys – and pains – that come with a richly creative mind.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.