In our afternoon reading: Caroline Leavitt on writing, a playlist from Matthew Salesses, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alisson Wood, Morgan Jerkins Interviewed, Toni Morrison’s Legacy, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Alisson Wood and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, thoughts on Toni Morrison’s legacy, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gabino Iglesias, PEN/Faulkner Award, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elizabeth Kadetsky Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: writing from Gabino Iglesias and Ta-Nehisi Coates, an interview with Elizabeth Kadetsky, and more.
To be a part of the literary community over the last few weeks has involved seeing months’ worth of events rescheduled, canceled, or shifted online. In some cases, this has been due to precautions taken to prevent coronavirus infection; in others, it’s due to writers canceling book tours. The Loft’s Wordplay Festival is shifting from an in-person event to one that will take place in a host of online spaces, for instance. As writers, publishers, and event planners look out at this shifting landscape, a host of questions come to mind. If events aren’t feasible right now, are there alternatives? Are live-streamed readings and discussions the new normal when it comes to literary events? Is there a way to capture that same sense of community that the best literary events held in a physical space can accomplish?
Today’s morning news: Rimbaud’s adventures getting coffee, Warren Ellis thinks Gingrich is full of shit, a David Cronenberg interview, and much more.