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.”
- The November/December issue of Poets & Writers magazine has been unveiled, with selected contents available to all online.
- A few more days remain before the end of Hispanic Heritage Month (October 15), which makes it an especially appropriate moment check out this well-timed Library of Congress offering of “50 New Literary Recordings [from the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT)] Available to Stream Online.”
- I appreciated this brief NewPages.com post spotlighting a few “award-winning books” that were published last month.
- As much as I’m a fan of watching livestreams, I am terrified of appearing within them! So “How to Effectively Use Live Video (Even If You Fear the Camera) to Reach Readers,” on Jane Friedman’s site, piqued my interest.
- And if it’s Friday, there’s a new set of Jewish-lit links over on the My Machberet blog.
Have a great weekend!