A happy discovery: The Cultural Services of the French Embassy has launched a new podcast titled “The Thing About France,” which already seems to be featuring a number of conversations with authors. The latest episode (and the first one that I’ve listened to) features Adam Gopnik (and for me, the icing on this especially delicious gâteau is a portion of the discussion that focuses on the work of Romain Gary.
No “official” residency or retreat in the cards this summer? Take heart (and perhaps instructive inspiration) from Jo Varnish’s “The Benefits of a DIY Writing Retreat.”
From Tatiana Walk-Morris: “How I Got My Copyright Back in My Contract.”
“I’d heard plenty of times from teachers and fellow writers that reading your work out loud was essential to improving your writing, but for some reason I resisted committing fully to this practice.” No longer. Read on to discover why Aatif Rashid is now all-in.
And over on the My Machberet blog, there’s a fresh batch of Jewish-lit links—including the sad news that broke yesterday about the passing of author Lucette Lagnado.
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
Have a good weekend, everyone.