Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “Airport sandwiches are always devastating.” Luckily for Jami Attenberg, dining while on book tour has finer moments, some of which she has described in this piece for Saveur. (Lucky for us that she has written it!)
  • “Used poorly, second-person reads like a trope; used well, second-person as a narrative device adds inclusivity to literature, raises questions of authorship, and helps an author communicate politically-charged topics like globalization, race, and gender.” An interesting take on the second-person, by e.v. de cleyre, for the Ploughshares blog.
  • Circumstances kept me out of New York City on Wednesday, when I’d planned to attend the reception honoring Carolyn Waters’s promotion to Head Librarian at the New York Society Library. Carolyn is a steadfast advocate for writers and their development, and I’m sorry that I wasn’t there to celebrate with her and everyone at the Library. Hopefully, this public shoutout will compensate!
  • On my weekend listening agenda: this interview with New Yorker editor David Remnick.
  • Finally, if you follow me ANYWHERE online, you’ve probably seen the news about Alan Cheuse’s car accident and subsequent medical crisis. (I have been working with Alan for the past year through my job at Fig Tree Books.) A really lovely project is underway to help inspire Alan’s road to recovery. To find out more, check out this post on the Alan Cheuse Literary Review‘s Facebook page. And if you want to send something in, you have until midnight on Sunday to do so.
  • Have a safe and happy weekend, everyone.