Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • From Whale Road Review: an amazing piece, “The Class You Want I Do Not Teach,” by N. West Moss, directed toward the students in her writing classes.
  • Unable to make it to the big Bindercon event in Los Angeles next week (March 19-20)? Some events will be livestreamed, so mark your calendars now!
  • Another excellent post from Karen Craigo, imparting the reminder that no matter how tough it can be, “finding an audience is necessary to completing the work.”
  • And speaking of Karen Craigo–I’ve essentially reconnected with her via our participation in Jessica Piazza’s Poetry Has Value project. Which reminds me that you might want to check in on all of the February submissions reports that have been coming in and posted there lately.
  • Finally (and cross-posted on my other blog), I’m pretty pleased with this post I wrote for the Fig Tree Books blog celebrating the work of American Jewish women writers (and women reviewers) for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
  • Have a great weekend!

    5 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. Eliana says:

      That Whale Road piece is great, and a new website for me. Thank you!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        I’m with you! Great piece, new website. (The editor is another Poetry Has Value blogger, btw.)

    2. West Moss says:

      Thank you for including my essay in your list! I didn’t see it until this morning, and I am so honored. I just shared this on FB. Thank you again.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        And you can see that others are glad that I shared it! Thank you for writing it.

    3. Jean Feingold says:

      Kudos to you, West, for not teaching that class. When I took a PR class many years ago, I was appalled at how often students asked whether material presented by the professor would be on the test and how many in my project group refused to write anything. At least in those days the temptation of texting did not exist.

      Too many students seemed to want to pay their money, go away, and come back four years later to pick up their degrees. Learning did not enter the equation. It is sad to hear things haven’t improved. Maybe too many young people are conditioned to think college is the only way when their time might be better spent elsewhere.

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