So I take a couple days off, and there’s a load of news.
Sen. Schumer was at the BookHouse in Guilderland on Saturday.
There’s a new Web site that’s the official site for Zora Neale Hurston, whose Their Eyes Were Watching God is the NEA Big Read pick (which libraries around the Capital Region are taking part in). (The site, by the way, was created by one of the bloggers at Chekhov’s Mistress.)
A blogger critiques the NYTimes Sunday Book Review, saying “I really wish the Book Review would spend more time reviewing people’s books instead of their ethnic backgrounds.”
Here’s 33 reasons why librarians matter.
The February issue of Words Without Borders is up. (This site dedicated to international literature for an American audience, is hosted by Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.)
In his blog, poet Dan Wilcox ponders what would Anne Sexton do?
Meanwhile, Albany Poets is pushing for recognition via Metroland.
Here’s the link to Metroland’s readers’ picks.
Speaking of readers’ picks, for best local blog? I’d vote for this one http://blogs.timesunion.com/thewritingcenter/, which is dedicated to kids and writing.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. provides a supportive community for students in 6th through 12th grades. What binds us together is a common love of language and a strong belief in the process of writing: that if you lay down a line of words and follow them, you will eventually find the way.