Lawyer, Scholar, Teacher, Developer
William Honey has practiced law in six states and taken all of those bar exams, taught law in five of those states, taught English composition in two states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, developed the world's largest privately owned airport in St. Louis, once owned 400 houses in the slums (which he tried to renovate), lived extensively in Europe and Latin America, and generally switched careers and jobs frequently enough to be certifiable. Nevertheless, he maintains that living in California, teaching at Santa Barbara City College, writing and traveling suits him just fine.
William Honey is Associate Professor Emeritus at Auburn University, and is busy writing fiction and a little poetry. He last read at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in paris during a three week visit to that city and Barcelona in June of 2005. past June.
Articles by Bill Honey
The Santa Barbara Writers Conference:
Impressions of a First Timer May 29, 2006 ( By William Honey ) Bill Honey's thoughts on a great conference for writers. "I moved to Santa Barbara from a city in the Deep South with three universities and a long tradition of literature (Scott Fitzgerald wrote there), yet no writers conferences. In my first year in Santa Barbara I attended the SBWC, Perie Longo's Poetry Workshop, a one day writers' workshop at Antioch University and joined a writers' support group. SBWC was the first conference for writers I ever attended, so I didn't know what to expect." (complete article...)
Why Has Paris Inspired Writers For So Long? September 9, 2005 ( By William Honey ) Surrounded by French speakers, you are all alone in your English, and it grows within you. Ideas are mulled over and over in isolation. English becomes a language that you know more upon the page than the ear. (complete article...)
READING POETRY WITH ALLEN GINSBERG July 22, 2005 (William Honey) About ten years ago I was visiting Paris, and as usual made a call on George Whitman, owner of Shakespeare and Company Bookstore on the Left Bank across from Notre Dame Cathedral. (complete article...)