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.
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
Have a great weekend, everyone.