Getting back to work after a long holiday weekend is tough. Here’s what we found when we were loafing off online.
The University of Iowa International Writing Program is offering a free online course starting on June 28: How Writers Write Poetry.
The 2013 winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), A.M. Homes, talks about the influences of adoption on her psyche and her writing life.
There were think pieces abound over the last two weeks about the request for trigger warnings for traumatized literature students. A quick google search will give you lots to think about, but this New Yorker piece, about how a trigger warning itself could influence a reader who doesn’t necessarily need or want one. The author uses Lolita as his example and recounts how a lit professor’s explanatory preliminary caution, that Nabokov’s novel is about systematic rape, rattled his experience and perhaps not in a good way. As a person who detests any kind of knowledge about a book before I read it, I can relate.
Finally, we exit this post on a lighter note, a link to someone’s list of the 10 Best Literary Gardens. Enjoy.