Friday Finds for Writers

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Most Fridays the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend. But it’s been an excruciating week for so many of us. And frankly, I’ve paid next-to-no attention to garden-variety news from the writing and publishing spheres.

On Wednesday, however, I received an email from Facing History and Ourselves, a Boston-based global nonprofit organization that I’ve admired for many years. The email introduced a “mini-lesson” titled “Processing Attacks in Israel and the Outbreak of War in the Region.”

The resource isn’t perfect. (What resource is?) But one of its segments impressed me as something that, though intended for educators and students, could be clarifying for writers as well, in our work and in the rest of our lives. It’s a section titled “Avoiding Antisemitic and Islamophobic Tropes in Discussing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”

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It’s an atypical day—I’m distributing the September Practicing Writer newsletter a little bit ahead of the usual schedule, so I’m going to point you to that as the “Friday Find” par excellence.

But if you really want to check out some links as per usual, please mosey over to My Machberet, where, as on most Fridays, you can find a fresh post featuring links of primarily Jewish-literary interest. (This week: new Jewish poetry books, Etgar Keret, and much more.)

Have a wonderful (holiday) weekend!

3 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

  1. Sandy Soli says:

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Barbara K. Lane says:

    I so appreciate your doing this!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you for saying so!

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