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.”
- From Douglas Glover: a tribute to the late Vivian Dorsel and to Upstreet, the literary magazine that she created.
- In which Anne Trubek shares thoughts on the bankrolling of book-review (and other) publications.
- Over on Lit Mag News Roundup there’s been a lively conversation on de-platforming.
- I really enjoyed reading Jenny Bhatt’s approach to this “2022 Practice in Review.”
- And once again, there’s a solid set of Jewish lit links (Jewish joy! “Hanukkah Lights”!) posted over on the My Machberet blog.
Wishing everyone a warm, happy, and safe holiday weekend.