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.”
- Come to Jami Attenberg’s latest Craft Talk newsletter for the introductory reference to an explainer on the WGA strike; stay for the conclusion of her two-part series on “what to expect when you’re expecting a book for the first time.”
- From the Authors Guild: an upcoming webinar on “handling your MFA student loans” (and, yes: it’s free).
- All about the newly-launched Carol Shields Prize, via Margaret Atwood.
- New from The Sub Club newsletter: “best submission resources for writers (updated monthly).”
- Maybe you don’t typically check out the weekly set of Jewish literary links on My Machberet; this week would be an especially good time to click over and find what’s there—including a giveaway from moi.
Have a wonderful weekend.