Madison lakes, water inspire local writers

By Sammy Gibbons

In texts going all the way back to the Bible, water appeared frequently in literature as metaphorical and physical entities. Water forms the sea in Homer’s The Odyssey, Jay Gatsby dies by gunshot while swimming in his pool. It symbolizes new life, connects lovers and fuels life. Writers have a thing about water, according to Christine DeSmet, the director of UW-Madison’s Write-by-the-Lake program. Continue reading “Madison lakes, water inspire local writers”