Writer’s Block Is Looking For Editorial Board Members!

Writer’s Block is looking for fresh, new, enthusiastic, talented, and creative editorial board members! Do you like writing, editing, or do you have any journalistic aspirations? Then join the Writer’s Block editorial board! What/who is Writer’s Block?Writer’s Block magazine is the student magazine of the English department at the University of Amsterdam, but we have … More Writer’s Block Is Looking For Editorial Board Members!

Sex, Drugs & Romanticism

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: Infinite” The Marriage between Heaven and Hell, William Blake, 1793 In 1792, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge came out with their Lyrical Ballads. To many, this particular moment in time marks the beginning of Romanticism, a movement which opposed … More Sex, Drugs & Romanticism

Diary Fragments II

             —For Julz Booth-Jones Truman Capote, author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, described his diary as a ‘hieroglyphic shambles’. He said that when looking back over his old journals he was frequently baffled by entries of which he had no recollection. ‘God knows what “Thunder on Cobra Street” refers to,’ he pondered. I, … More Diary Fragments II

A JOLLY JOINT INTERVIEW WITH THE WRITER’S BLOCK BOARD

As the end of the 18/19 Writer’s Block board year draws to close, we present – for the sake of posterity – a joint masterpiece that critics across the world will surely describe as ‘crass’, ‘tasteless’ and ‘mildly funny if you’re really tired at the time’ – which we have put together with much love, … More A JOLLY JOINT INTERVIEW WITH THE WRITER’S BLOCK BOARD