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Review: Reading Like a Writer

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, Reviews, What I'm reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Goodreads Amazon The most important things, I told them, were observation and consciousness. Keep your eyes open, see clearly, think about what you see, ask yourself what it means. I read this book on the recommendation of a good writing friend who suggested it as a way to improve my writing (yes, I write but I [...]

The Red Rising Trilogy and Lip Service Feminism | Rabbit Hole

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s get a few things out of the way first. Pierce Brown’s Red Rising and its sequel Golden Son are well-written, intelligent sci-fi. The world-building’s solid (if a bit cliche-… Source: The Red Rising Trilogy and Lip Service Feminism | Rabbit Hole

Why American Publishing Needs Indie Presses Like Graywolf, Coffee House Press, and Dorothy – The Atlantic

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Publishing, Writing|

As books from major publishers get bigger and more expensive, smaller houses are taking risks on more creative, original works. Source: Why American Publishing Needs Indie Presses Like Graywolf, Coffee House Press, and Dorothy - The Atlantic

On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Creative, Diversity, Inspiration, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

A year ago at a literary festival in Wales, I met a woman. It was at a reception at a castle that had a beautiful park and a regal view of the Welsh landscape. I had no companion to the reception, … Source: On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

The Distance Between Our Humanity

By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events, Diversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I live fifty miles from Orlando. If you know anything about Central Florida, and especially the I-4 Corridor, fifty miles for us is nothing. We travel fifty miles to go to work each day. We will hop in our cars and drive fifty miles just to shop at our favorite store or visit a festival or [...]

10 Italian Books by Women We’d Love to See in English | Literary Hub

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

As more attention is paid to literature in translation, more tools emerge to aid us in trying to bring new (and in some cases, old) foreign works to an English-speaking audience. Sometimes, however… Source: 10 Italian Books by Women We’d Love to See in English | Literary Hub

Avengers of the New World — Laurent Dubois | Harvard University Press

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Research, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The first and only successful slave revolution in the Americas began in 1791 when thousands of brutally exploited slaves rose up against their masters on Saint-Domingue. Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites, and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism, and victory. He establishes the [...]

Quadroons for Beginners: Discussing the Suppressed and Sexualized History of Free Women of Color with Author Emily Clark

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Research, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Source: Quadroons for Beginners: Discussing the Suppressed and Sexualized History of Free Women of Color with Author Emily Clark

The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Wondering how to get reluctant readers ages 12 and 13 flipping those pages? Check out this list of book recommendations and suggestions! Source: The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13

How Do You Read? – The Pleasure Of The Slow Read

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, Teaching, What I'm reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro I'm a slow reader. Not slow as in I-read-100-words-a-minute slow. I'm actually a terrifyingly fast when looked at in terms of word count (a consequence of a speed-reading class I took in 8th grade). When I say I'm a slow reader, what I mean is that I actually sit with a book for [...]

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