st. martin's press 2013


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Sep 1, 2014
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the books i carry around wishing other people would read: americanah, chimamanda ngozi adichie; the hand that first held mine, maggie o’farrell; brooklyn burning, steve brezenoff; the mistresses daughter, a.m. homes; bad feminist, roxane gay; fighting fire, caroline paul; animal madness, laurel braitman; skim, mariko tamaki; in zanesville, jo ann beard; three uses for the knife, david mamet; madness, rack, and honey, mary ruefle; stag’s leap, sharon olds.


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Sep 1, 2014
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Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It’s one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they’re the four hugest words in the world when they’re put together.

You can do it.

— Sherman Alexie (via observando)


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Aug 31, 2014
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sfmoma:

Sophie Calle tells how she became an artist
Recounting her undirected and serendipitous path to becoming an artist, Calle discusses her beginnings in Bolinas, California, and an experimental visit to a cemetery with a camera. She also recalls her first major project, The Sleepers (1979).
Watch it here→

sfmoma:

Sophie Calle tells how she became an artist

Recounting her undirected and serendipitous path to becoming an artist, Calle discusses her beginnings in Bolinas, California, and an experimental visit to a cemetery with a camera. She also recalls her first major project, The Sleepers (1979).

Watch it here

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Aug 29, 2014
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Docs urge delayed school start times for teens »

katiedoyle:

fieldnotesfromabroad:

These studies have been around for at least two decades. The AMA and AAP started talking about this in the late 80s/early 90s.

Super interested in this.

(via elloellenoh)


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Aug 28, 2014
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Stacked: Suicide and Depression in YA: A Discussion and Book List »

summerscourtney:

catagator's book guide of YA novels dealing with suicide and depression is worth checking out and sharing. It is so important to educate yourself about these topics. Fiction is a great tool to start a dialogue about both and also something to turn to so you feel less alone, whether or not you know someone who struggles with depression/suicidal thoughts or you are someone who does.


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Aug 28, 2014
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GayYA Guest Post: The Impact of Representation by Nita Tyndall »

thegayya:

I had something else I was going to write on representation. But then I heard about Robin Williams, and I thought of other things. About feeling alone. About depression, that horrendous, hideous beast that traps you and makes you feel like there’s no reason to get out of bed. I thought about my…


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Aug 27, 2014
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PEN Center USA Announces Winners of the 2014 Literary Awards »

USES FOR BOYS is a 2014 Pen Center Literary Award finalist. 


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Aug 25, 2014
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5 Things (8/24/14 »

smashfizzle:

1. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, where I was born and raised, people always said no one leaves forever. People move away. They live entire lives in other places around the world. But they all end up back in Fort Wayne. This isn’t to say they’ve been in any way defeated by life outside our hometown,…


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Aug 25, 2014
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thechanelmuse:

This woman.

thechanelmuse:

This woman.


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Aug 21, 2014
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How to Be a Contemporary Writer »

roxanegay:

1. Read diversely.

2. Write.

3. See items 1 and 2.

4. Accept that there is no one way to make it as a writer and that the definition of making it is fluid and tiered.

5. Accept that sometimes literary success is political and/or about who you know and that’s not likely to change. Yes,…