Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • It isn’t every day that a poet gets a profile in The New York Times Magazine. But that’s exactly what happened in last week’s issue, with its feature on Patricia Lockwood, aka “The Smutty-Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas.”
  • Also appreciated: Ron Charles’s write-up on this year’s Lambda Awards. “The Lammys, as they’re known, recognize the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the previous year.” (I was especially happy to see that one of my sister’s high-school classmates, David Levithan, is among the winners.)
  • Spoiler alert! Don’t read this Q&A with David Gilbert before you read “Here’s the Story,” a terrific short story by Gilbert in The New Yorker‘s summer fiction issue. (I’d love to chat about this story with others who have read it–let me know if you have! At this time, the story seems to be available to subscribers only.)
  • Great post by Lisa Romeo on a current byline (and how long it took her to write the essay that accompanies it). You may be surprised.
  • Finally, this weekend will bring a memorial service for Maya Angelou. A live video stream will be available for this service, which begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
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