In our afternoon reading: interviews with Kristen Millares Young and Miranda Popkey, a new record en route from Juan Wauters, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kristen Millares Young Interviewed, David Berman’s Writings, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and T Kira Madden, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Kristen Millares Young, delving into the writings of David Berman, 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?
Morning Bites: John Leonard Award Finalists, Rios de la Luz, Dennis Cooper’s Recommendations, Megan Boyle, and More
In our morning reading: the finalists for the John Leonard Award, Dennis Cooper on 2018, and much more.