Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • If you’ve been asking yourself, “How shall we continue to write in these numbing times?”—you may want to read Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “Love in the Time of Numbness; or, Dr. Chekhov, Writer,” adapted from a keynote address given to the recipients of the 2017 Whiting Awards for emerging writers and re-published by The New Yorker.
  • My weekend viewing will include this recording of a recent NYPL/CLMP panel on “Writing and Publishing the Disabled Voice.”
  • And speaking of event recordings: I didn’t realize that The New York Society Library archives plenty of its own events on YouTube.
  • Selected content from the May/June issue of Poets & Writers—including Tayari Jones’s interview with Nicole Sealey, the new executive director of the Cave Canem Foundation, and Michael Taeckens’s spotlight on Parul Seghal of The New York Times Book Review—is now available online.
  • And, as per usual, you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on My Machberet.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.