Curated news turns out to be the best for all concerned.
I read what I curate and if I benefit from it, I share it with you.
In turn, that saves you from having to surf and search and read every news item you come across.
Sometimes we might even stumble across each other in our reading and commenting. So, if you have already seen one of these links feel free to skip over it and go to the next one.
April came to a close with some good and some bad news about folks among our creative communities, but also news about some new faces. Here you go:
- Lynda Bouchard at Where Writers Win shares a beautiful and meaningful tribute to two princes of the creative kind, Pat Conroy, author of Prince of Tides who passed away in April, and Prince, recording star, composer, musician, and entertainer as well as lover of purple, who also passed away in April.
- An interview transcript from NPR’s All Things Considered tells the story behind Joshua Hammer’s The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and how one librarian became an “operator” sneaking manuscripts out of the library under al-Qaeda’s nose.
- Many of you are familiar with the name, Christina Katz, but did you know Christina has started her own writing school: The Christina Katz Writing & Publishing School? Well, she has, and among other things Christina recently shared on her site a post sharing the opportunities offered by Creative Nonfiction magazine to writers for submissions to the magazine.
- Amazon is always in the news about something of importance to writers. A post by Amy Collins over at The Book Designer, Amazon Giveth, Amazon Taketh Away, and Now…Amazon Giveth Again!, tells us exactly what Amazon is giving this time.
- No money for a big vacation this year? Kate Scott takes you around the world with an amazing global list of books taking you to the 80 most populated countries. Pour up your favorite beverage and get comfy in your favorite armchair!
Hope you found something of interest today. See you next Tuesday.