Monday, April 13, 2015

Manic Monday Video and Reading Material

Since it’s another manic Monday, I thought I would put together some good reading and video material to get everyone through the rest of the week.

The first quick read is funny but irritatingly true. Homa Mojtabai wrote on McSweeneys “Reasons You Were Not Promoted That Are Totally Unrelated To Gender.”

Author of Americanah, one of “The 10 Best Books of 2013,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk has always inspired me to think about how differently we see the world through the lens of our experiences and biases. “The Danger of a Single Story” is a talk for anyone to watch, especially someone who is a writer.

For some fiction, I found A. Roolette? A. Roolette? by Adam Prince on Narrative Magazine. A short story about an eventful and drama filled high school reunion that is good to the last word.

For poetry, A Real Nice Baby and Other Poems” by Jennifer Liberts Weinberg on Narrative Magazine is a set of experimental prose poems that have some really beautiful and grungy moments.

And exciting news for any writers out there! The Bellevue Literary Review prize is now accepting submissions on themes of “health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body." The deadline for the contest is July 1st, 2015. You can check out and read what kind of work they’re looking for here.

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