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.”
- In which Erika T. Wurth shares a few things that she has learned “as an indie (small press) author who is now w/ a ‘big 5’ if you want to promote that forthcoming book.”
- From Nicole Chung’s Atlantic-hosted writing-focused newsletter: “Talking About Care and Craft with Bryan Washington.”
- Hosted by StoryStudio Chicago this evening: a Free Friday panel on “Publishing in Color.” panelists include Rumaan Alam, Gabriel Bump, and Jennifer Baker; Michael Zapata will moderate. Check Jenn’s tweet for info and the registration link.
- ICYMI: Our super-packed 18th-birthday edition of The Practicing Writer 2.0 went out to subscribers earlier this week. (This issue includes 50+ fee-free calls and competitions that ALSO pay for published/winning work.)
- And speaking of things you shouldn’t miss—be sure to check this week’s Jewish-lit links over on the My Machberet blog.
Have a great weekend, everyone.