Plug: Creative Experiments

I’ve been so busy, gang, but I found time to write a post for popcorn called Creative Experiments.

Here’s a teaser:

“Over the next three weeks,? I told my students, ?you will undertake an experiment in your art-making, artistic approach, or creativity.”

Check it out.

And coming next week: the new young adult novel by Jeffrey Blount!

Later,

Susie

 

Plugs and Hugs

Morning,

Couple interesting things you all should check out.

Today’s post on popcorn, by Tara Conklin, is “My Top Five Books for Fall.” Recommendations for what to read this rainy, cool, wonderful season. She distills the much-awaited and much-acclaimed down to five, including the new novel by Zadie Smith. I won’t spoil the rest, but get your browsing self over to popcorn to investigate.

Bay Area folks, put on your calendar the November 3 screening of the short film “Sully Marooned” at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. (the film is less than ten minutes long; it will show with a bunch of others at the same time). This is the second film by my friend Chrissy Loader, who writes about music, love, loss, and frailty. This one is a hit–I loved it. Looks like you can buy tickets here.

Hugs,

Susie

 

Plug: A Rumpus of Strumpets

I have been trolling the Web for good blogs about reading and writing (part of another project over on popcorn), and I found a couple that are witty, well-written, and fresh, including this great blog by the Bibliostrumpet. Beautiful writing, gracious book reviews. And that title! Methinks sex-obsessed San Francisco writer Stephen Elliott (whose site The Rumpus is another fave) would approve.

Which writing, reading, or literary blogs do you love, readers?

 

Tara Conklin Interviews Writer Oonah Joslin (on popcorntheblog!)

I am a part of a wonderful collective blog by a group of women who write in the West and Northwest. Popcorntheblog has musings on all things writerly, from summer reading lists to craft issues to advice. Today on popcorn, Tara Conklin interviews writer Oonah Joslin, whose work was featured recently in an anthology called Pangea: Stories from Around the Globe, about her writing habits, the need for a writing community, and what comes next.

Enjoy!

–Susie