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medievalpoc:

The all-white reinvention of Medieval Europe commonly depicted in popular fiction, films, tv shows and art is entirely that: a fiction. An invention. An erasure. Obviously, people of color have been an essential and integral part of European life, European art, and European literary imagination since time immemorial. To cite “historical accuracy” as a means to project whitewashed images of the past into the future to maintain a fiction of white supremacy is an unconscionable farce.

People of Color are not an anachronism.

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Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.


Adore.

Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.

Adore.

housingworksbookstore:

Fans of You’ve Got Mail might be surprised by the cordiality flaunted by McNally Jackson and Housing Works bookstores, located two blocks apart in SoHo. Although the two have exchanged joking Twitter jabs, they’ve also collaborated on literary events. Next Saturday [Sunday!], April 14, they will join forces to host the inaugural Downtown Literary Festival. The daylong (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) extravaganza will include readings, panels and a walking tour about literature below 14th Street, all followed by a Russian lit-themed after-party. (via PAPERMAG: Booksellers Team Up for the Downtown Literary Festival)
Bookstore love!

housingworksbookstore:

Fans of You’ve Got Mail might be surprised by the cordiality flaunted by McNally Jackson and Housing Works bookstores, located two blocks apart in SoHo. Although the two have exchanged joking Twitter jabs, they’ve also collaborated on literary events. Next Saturday [Sunday!], April 14, they will join forces to host the inaugural Downtown Literary Festival. The daylong (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) extravaganza will include readings, panels and a walking tour about literature below 14th Street, all followed by a Russian lit-themed after-party. (via PAPERMAG: Booksellers Team Up for the Downtown Literary Festival)

Bookstore love!

Why I’m Writing Memoir: Memoir is French for Awesome

lettersandlight:

This year during Camp NaNoWriMo, we want you to write whatever it is that you love. This week, writers of all sorts are sharing what they love to pen, and why you should join them. Today, Jen Larsen, author of Stranger Here, tells us why memoir begins with Truth with a capital T:

So when I was in grad school getting my MFA, the first class we took—mandatory for everyone in the program no matter what genre they were interested in—was a creative autobiography class.

The poets, the novelists, the non-fiction writers: we all had to sit in a room awkwardly together and figure out how to talk about ourselves. To turn our lives into a story. To find narrative where there isn’t any—because life isn’t a movie: it doesn’t open with a snappy sequence, lead into a climax with car crashes, then end with a happily ever after. The challenge of that class was to take all the messiness of life and the uncoordinated jumble inside of your head and turn it into something real, and readable.

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bookmania:

Here’s an imaginative short film This Is Where We Live produced in stop-motion by an insane bunch of animators in 4th Estate!

White the tips of the trees: The Secret Garden

studentbookworms:

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I have always loved Francis Hodgson Burnett, I would re-read The Little Princess and The Secret Garden, now considered classics, throughout my childhood. Recently I kept thinking about the garden and the little robin and the climbing roses and Colin confined to the wheelchair. All of it,…

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The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer

cutiecowbabe:

this is the most beautiful crown i’ve ever seen!! I wanna make one! !I can too…since it’s similar to thinks my granny used to make * * I can totally try this someday!

cutiecowbabe:

this is the most beautiful crown i’ve ever seen!! I wanna make one! !I can too…since it’s similar to thinks my granny used to make * * I can totally try this someday!

bookmania:

Pablo Neruda, If You Forget Me (via dinwos)

bookmania:

Pablo NerudaIf You Forget Me (via dinwos)

themindmashup:

This astonishing cut paper animated music video is for the song “Love is Making Its Way Back Home” by Josh Ritter. The animation was created from 12,000 lasercut sheets of construction paper and was photographed frame by frame, without any computer post-production trickery. The animation was created by Erez Horovitz and Sam Cohen of production company Prominent Figures. The Etsy Blog has more on how the video was made.

mariapalito:

DIY Owl Hand Puppet, PDF http://bit.ly/XKF1P3

mariapalito:

DIY Owl Hand Puppet, PDF http://bit.ly/XKF1P3

nypl:

Our thanks to fellow book lovers at Feiwel & Friends for sharing such a great quote. Bonus points that the great quote is from Nathan Fillion!

nypl:

Our thanks to fellow book lovers at Feiwel & Friends for sharing such a great quote. Bonus points that the great quote is from Nathan Fillion!

The Script Cabins: Writing a Play 101

lettersandlight:

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We’re rolling out the red carpet to the Script Cabins at Camp NaNoWriMo. This is the third of our guides for all you future screenwriters, playwrights, and graphic novelists. Remember us at the Tonys!:

All great stage productions start with a script: it’s the cornerstone from which the actors, designers, and directors take their cues.

When writing a first draft of a play, it’s best not to concern yourself too much about how it will be performed. It’s more important to get your idea onto the page.

STARTING YOUR PLAY

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likeafieldmouse:

Duane Michals - The Bogeyman (1973)

Ack!!!