Dispatches from Civitella Ranieri: On the Sixth Day, the Animals. On the Eighth, Jon Kessler’s Curlz.
The third dispatch from PEN Member and poet Natalie Diaz's residency at the Civitella Ranieri castle in Italy. She shares about the animals she encountered, and pays tribute to… More
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"Reading and writing is activism," says Kavita Das, author of Craft & Conscience, in the new #PENTen interview.
Read it here: https://pen.org/the-pen-ten-an-interview-with-kavita-das/ #authors #interview
Internet users in #China will soon be held liable for "liking" posts deemed illegal or harmful, sparking fears that the world’s second largest economy plans to control social media like never before. https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/30/media/china-new-internet-rule-punish-liking-posts-intl-hnk#:~:text=Internet%20users%20in%20China%20will,social%20media%20like%20never%20before
So I spoke with @KUER journalist Martha Harris about Alpine's decision to remove 22 books from its libraries. You can read my comments. And you can read the comments of one of the parents in support of the ban. Enough said. #bookbanning @PENamerica https://www.kuer.org/education/2022-11-29/these-are-the-22-books-removed-from-utahs-alpine-school-district