In our morning reading: an interview with Matthew Salesses, poetry by Georges Perec, and more.
Morning Bites: Karolina Waclawiak Nonfiction, Adrian Tomine, Mary South Interviewed, Great Horror Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Karolina Waclawiak, thoughts on Adrian Tomine’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Lynn Steger Strong Fiction, Jazmina Barrera, James McBride Interviewed, David Leo Rice, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Lynn Steger Strong, an interview with Mary South, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tracy O’Neill, Sally Rooney Fiction, Sonic Youth, Mary South Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Tracy O’Neill and Mary South, revisiting the music of Sonic Youth, and more.
Weekend Bites: Hilary Leichter, Paul Lisicky Interviewed, Mary South, Ska-Punk and Politics, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Hilary Leichter and Paul Lisicky, the politics of ska-punk, and more.
Morning Bites: Kevin Nguyen, Mary South’s Playlist, Kristen Radtke, Janice Lee Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: a review of Kevin Nguyen’s novel, an interview with Paul Lisicky, and more.
Literary Events Go Virtual in the Time of COVID-19
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?
Afternoon Bites: Rebecca Solnit, Mary South Interviewed, Paul Lisicky, Tall Juan on Far Rockaway, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Rebecca Solnit and Paul Lisicky, NYC bookstores and the coronavirus, and more.