About A Well-Lighted Place

About AWLP

A Well-Lighted Place initially was created around 2007 as a simple personal blog of book reviews.  As happens with many a blog, A Well-Lighted Place eventually fell into neglect, and after a long period of dormancy, I deleted it altogether. 


And then, long story short, I missed it terribly, and so here we are again. My blog and me, back together again, Part II, new edition, better than ever, and all that jazz. 


Today A Well-Lighted Place is much more than a book blog. It is a full website featuring books in all the ways: book reviews, museum visits, library tours, author spotlights, reader/writer interviews...and whatever else that floats my boat. (By the way, I love idioms.)


And I could not be more excited about re-launching A Well-Lighted Place and amplifying my voice in public support of the arts, the humanities, literacy, community.

About Me

I am Deborah Renville, a reader, writer, and former English professor. Throughout my 25-year teaching career, I taught a wide variety of writing, literature, and humanities courses at both the community college and university level.