Unveiling the new dates/site/faculty for Other Voices Querétaro, the writing program I run out of Mexico. Come join us June 27-July 6, with a hotbed of Rumpus alum faculty: Cecil Castellucci, Rob Roberge, Emily Rapp, Stacy Bierlein, and of course I will be there, doing individual manuscript consults and running around like a chicken with my head cut off, of course. Accepting applications immediately!
South London school bans “informal language” like the slang terms “innit” and “like” from usage by students.
List of reasons for admission to an insane asylum in the late 1800s. Who are you kidding–you don’t even need to wonder if you’d be eligible for admission: it’s a given.
Illinois has recently joined the states where use of medical marijuana is approved. Chicago Now celebrates with 5 Amazing Facts you may not know.
SheWrites founder, Kami Wicoff, turns down a novel deal from the Big Five to publish her book through SheWrites Press. Congrats on the novel, Kami!
David Sedaris writes in the New Yorker about his youngest sister’s suicide.
Have you heard about this incredibly cool Sherman Alexie scheme to turn authors into indie-bookstore superhero handsellers for a day?
Take a personality quiz to find out which State you should live in. (Um, though FYI, I don’t plan to relocate to “Georgia” anytime soon…)
18 Best Brunch joints in Chicago (for those of us not moving to Georgia, you know…)
And want to be inspired. Wow. Books change lives every day, and as an example, check out this moving piece on how Naomi Benaron’s novel, Running the Rift, inspired a family to change their lives and undertake a medical mission to Rwanda.
And lest you were starting to feel a little too good and need to be riled up and depressed: The Daily Beast probes the Men’s Rights Movement in “The Masculine Mystique.”