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.”
- “All About Anthologies,” coordinated by Lilly Dancyger for The Rumpus, expands a roundtable discussion from a recent AWP session.
- “The Art of the Multi-Author Event”: insights from Jessica Strawser for Writer’s Digest.
- Planning on using this weekend to send out some submissions? Don’t miss the still-open opportunities in our March newsletter. (The April issue is coming next week—subscribe if you haven’t yet done so.)
- The Paris Review has a new editor.
- And of course, you’ll find the latest Jewish-lit links over on My Machberet. (This week’s batch happens to feature a number of Jewish-writing opportunities.)
Have a great weekend, everyone—and special holiday wishes to those who will be celebrating.