Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Happy to see Michele Filgate’s new Lit Hub series on writing centers–especially since it begins with Boston’s Grub Street, which I’m lucky to have known about (nearly) from the start.
  • “C.K. Williams, an American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and was known for extended lines that captured conversation and provided ample room for emotion, died Sept. 20 at his home in Hopewell, N.J. He was 78.” Read this full obit on The Washington Post‘s site.
  • I spent last Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival; since I spent almost the entire day at the Fig Tree Books table, I’m especially grateful for these lovely photos of happenings elsewhere on site.
  • “At the National Book Review, we are platform agnostic, though we have a soft spot for print (our logo is a manual typewriter). But in this week when they are suddenly out of favor, Noah Benjamin-Pollak offers, in rant form, 10 reasons to love e-books.”
  • Finally: There’s a new meme making the literary rounds, and some of its products are kind of funny: #RuinANovelWithSocialMedia.
  • Have a good weekend, everyone.

    2 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. Jo Anne Burgh says:

      FYI: some idiot on Twitter apparently has a new game app, and he’s flooded #ruinanovelwithsocialmedia with posts about the game. Too bad – I saw one of the posts yesterday (“Bridges of Ashley Madison County”), and I’d like to have seen more.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Grr. That’s so frustrating. (I loved “Bridges of Ashley Madison County,” too–I think that was the creation of @BCDreyer, who is very, very smart & witty.)

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