The PEN Pod: On Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary with Fredrik Backman
“I was going to try to write something about the things that everyday people go around carrying—that feeling that everybody else has their life figured out, except for me.” More
Community Amid Coronavirus: Mental Health Tips for Writers
“We all need to feel connected, especially during these difficult times, and writers have a vital role to play in fostering a sense of community.” More
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🧵Educational gag orders don't just lead to sanitized lesson plans for #teachers—they rob #students of opportunities to learn from a wide range of views and life experiences.
Read the findings in the new PEN America report #AmericasCensoredClassrooms:
Keller ISD previously made its book review committees anonymous, deliberations behind closed doors. Now the board insists last year's committee decisions be invalidated, and that committees deliberate publicly. Sure looks like an effort to intimidate. https://www.fox4news.com/news/keller-isd-to-remove-controversial-books-including-the-bible-from-library-shelves-for-review
This remarkable anthology by @PENamerica on #IndiaAt75 is truly “a historic document” - a treasure trove of incisive, poignant & sublime writing by some of the finest writers today…
A #mustread collectors’ item…!
India at 75 - PEN America https://pen.org/india-at-75/