Best of the Web 8/22/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

Getting persistent wrist cramps from scribbling and then tossing your words into your garbage can? Get some advice from a contemporary great, courtesy of Bustle.

"Writing Advice from Roxane Gay for Writers in Search of Inspiration"

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A Conversation With Boston Literary District Director Alysia Abbott

Spearheaded in part by GrubStreet's Eve Bridburg, the Boston Literary Cultural District was founded in 2014 to provide a window into Boston's literary history through tours and events. Now the LCD has a new Director: Grub Instructor Alysia Abbott. This week, Eve and Alysia got together to talk writing communities, Alysia's award-winning book, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, and historic literary sites that might surprise the modern Bostonian.

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Best of Boston: What's Happening in August?

Welcome to our seventh installment of Best of Boston, filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.

 

Michael Mack featured at Story Space 

Tuesday, August 2, 6:45pm-9pm

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Best of the Web 7/4/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

Americans were hardly the first group — or the last — to fight for their freedom. Enjoy this list of revolution-themed works from Electric Literature between fireworks shows and hot dog eating contests on this 240th Independence Day. 

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Best of the Web 6/13/16

Today's Best of the Web is for those of us who turn to writing and literature in times of tragedy. Read on for responses to Orlando, and work that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

In this compilation from Lambda Literary, writers capture our feelings of anger, sorrow, and defiance in the face of the attack last weekend in Orlando. 

"The Orlando Massacre: Writers Respond with Sadness and Outrage."

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