Finds for Writers

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Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.

  • “Residencies & Retreats: Getting the Most Out of the Experience”: free Authors Guild webinar happening Monday (April 3).
  • “The Big Event – Using Social Occasions to Elevate Your Story”: intriguing ideas from John J. Kelley over on Writer Unboxed.
  • At the Library of Congress, the From the Catbird Seat blog is winding down. “We will be reborn as ‘Bookmarked: Celebrating Contemporary Books and Writers at the Library,’ a new blog….‘Bookmarked’ will deliver news about poetry, literature and other literary content related to the Library, including upcoming book talks, news of the Poet Laureate, and more. The new blog merges ‘Catbird’ with our National Book Festival blog, so will provide news and information about our big annual festival in the runup to that event each year, as well.”
  • In the aftermath of still more tragedy, Paul Crenshaw’s Twitter post caught my attention: “If you’ve published writing about school shootings–poems, essays, short stories, investigative journalism–please drop a link. Seems like I’ve been writing about this forever, and I want to see what else has been written. I don’t care how painful it is to read.”
  • And you’ll find a fresh set of Jewish literary links posted over on My Machberet.

Have a wonderful weekend. (And remember: The April issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 will be available SOON!)

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