"A Well-Lighted Place" is named after the Ernest Hemingway short story, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place." While Hemingway's place was a cafe where an old man could find an escape from loneliness, this place is anywhere that a writer has access to a webcam and an Internet connection. The only requirement is that the location is lit well enough for him or her to show up decently over the computer. 

The questions vary depending on who I'm talking with, but in all of the conversations, I want to get a better understanding of how the writer creates a sense of place--both physically and emotionally--in his or her work.

As for me: I'm a former journalist who currently works in higher education communications, and I like to read.

Max Pearlstein in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania