Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Mentees of the late David Carr—including Amy Chozick, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jake Tapper, and Jelani Cobb—share lessons that their mentor imparted.
  • “Mothers brought daughters, writers brought their notebooks, and everyone brought good energy.” From Jennifer Baker’s account of the inaugural Well-Read Black Girl Festival.
  • “Sustainable and meaningful social media practice isn’t so different from getting your ‘real’ writing done.” From Jane Friedman’s post titled “Social Media for Authors: The Toughest Topic to Advise On.”
  • For weekend viewing: Ron Charles chatted with U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith when the latter came to the Library of Congress to deliver her inaugural reading.
  • And of course, you’ll find more end-of-week links—primarily of the Jewish-lit variety–over on My Machberet.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.