Christopher Bowen

The Art of Christopher
A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road

Christopher Bowen sits down with the founder and editor of Bending Genres to talk about their literary journal, their writing community, and the future of their empire

The Lost Art of Dining Out

The Lost Art of Dining Out

The art of dining is a crucial art that is being lost to today’s pandemic. Restaurants are closing everywhere. We want to help.

About Christopher

Christopher Bowen is the author of the chapbook We Were Giants, the novella When I Return to You, I Will Be Unfed, and the non-fiction Debt. He was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Novella Competition and honorable mention in the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards in the non-fiction category. He blogs from Burning River.

Breaking the Ice

Three readings to always come back to:

  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
  • Tumble Home by Amy Hempel
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Favourite food to trade a kingdom for:

A favorite food of mine is southern comfort food: a good chili and cornbread with sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese on a chilly day.

Welcome to The Art of Everyone

In writing my book Everything Else, I realised everybody has their own “everything else”—the thoughts and stories, the experiences, the skills, the imagination, the dreams.

Left unexplored or unshared, they can leave a void, depriving our spirit of something beautiful and nourishing. Having learned that, I created the space here to manifest my own "everything else," and to help others share theirs.

The path here is lined with flowers, the walls are endless, the shelves inviting, the table is set, and there is room for adventure. Bring your own creations or just open your soul for a retreat. This is a space to breathe. Leave the conventional world behind and enjoy.

Thank you for being here.