Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Wednesday Web Browser

The new issue of Brevity is online, featuring an amazing essay, "Somebody Else's Genocide," by Sherman Alexie.
Back in the old days, teachers didn't have to worry about emoticons in term papers.
Author Anita Diamant (who has a new book out) reveals where her ideas have come from.
Finally, I recently received an e-mail alerting me to Lit Drift, which describes itself as "a blog, resource, and community dedicated to the art & craft of storytelling in the 21st century." In addition to posts, prompts, and stories, you'll find at Lit Drift a "Free Book Friday" feature. As the name suggests, this feature--which launched last Friday--will be providing book giveaways on a weekly basis.


mf said...

OMG! I just read the Sherman Alexi story. I was stunned. I have met people just like the German woman in the story. The unawareness and unconsciousness is astounding. Not just for the woman in the story specifically but for humanity in general. I have often wondered, if slavery in the US could be legal again, would it be? Observing recent political events, I can only surmise that it would happen again given the chance. My only solace is that the opposite is true too - our capacity for awareness and consciousness is large as well. At least I hope so! Thank you for highlighting this wonderful story. It needs to go viral!

Erika D. said...

mf, thanks very much for your comment. I'd love to see this essay go viral!

Time Outdoors said...

Thanks for the link to Lit Drift. I am looking forward to reading more of your blogs.