Sometimes it takes me too long to get around to reading (or watching or listening to) everything I bookmark with a “favorite” on Twitter. Such is the case with this video, “Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with A.O. Scott and Anna Holmes,” which I finally spent some quality time with last weekend. It opens with a tribute to the late David Carr.
An excellent post on writerly etiquette from Randy Susan Meyers (I’m convinced that we’re somehow related, because her grandma sounds exactly like my mom).
“This situation of negotiating work from visiting writers is tenuous and anxious–and increasingly maddening. Seeing what other departments get from their visiting artists ony makes me want to get more from ours.” Read more on the question of what campuses should expect from visiting writers on John Vanderslice’s Payperazzi blog.
As noted by Ron Charles and others, tomorrow is Bookstore Day! Support your favorite independent bookstore(s)! (I mean, who has just ONE favorite bookstore?)
ICYMI: the latest issue of The Practicing Writer. Featuring an AWP wrap-up of sorts that I felt compelled to write after I saw Nina Badzin’s comment on this post. Plus, of course, a slew of no-fee/paying opportunities in fiction, poetry, and cnf.
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!