“Having written outside your gender in Understory, did you ever have any lasting concerns about the sort of reactions you might get for writing beyond your own ethnic background [in subsequent work]?” Excellent question–and similarly excellent answer, in this Bloom Q&A with Pamela Erens, conducted by Terry Hong.
“Well-Read Black Girl, founded by self-professed book nerd, Glory Edim, is the most successful of this new wave [of book clubs]: a little literary utopia, a place where books by black women writers are celebrated, discussed, and absorbed.” Super profile by Molly McArdle for Brooklyn Magazine. (via @ShadeMountainPr)
There’s been such a great response to my new Lit Hub article on Jewish lit that it’s not easy to imagine many of you haven’t read it yet, but, ICYMI, here it is.
“I’m often asked–and I see writers agonizing about–what social media we ‘should’ have. In particular, whether it’s worth it to have a Facebook page for our ‘author self’ as well as a personal profile.” Sound advice from Allison Williams on the Brevity blog.
And I’ll leave you with a special treat–last weekend, I had the chance to attend a New York Philharmonic performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (conducted by Alan Gilbert). It was magical. And I’ve been able to find a recording of an earlier performance to share with you. Listen. And be inspired.
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
Have a great weekend, everyone.