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.”
- Jessica Strawser’s “10 Pro Author Tips for Book Fairs and Festivals.”
- On my weekend tbr list: this Hudson Review piece, by Charles McGrath, on Philip Roth and John Updike
- ICMYI: my own take on the promise and potential of poetry prompts and exercises (hosted on Trish Hopkinson’s site).
- Also ICYMI, and also stemming from my current focus on my own new poetry book (Birthright): a Largehearted Boy-hosted playlist to accompany that book.
- And this Friday, right back on schedule, there’s a new set of Jewish-lit links up on the My Machberet blog.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!