- OK, how many of you out there, like me, have a tote bag problem? You’ve probably got dozens of them lying around from book fairs and the like. Here’s what to do with all those totes.
- This is a fascinating article about silent films and what they can teach us about subtext, gesture and visual literacy. It really puts me in mind of the sort of storytelling that goes into the books in out Wordless Novels series.
- Nowadays, everyone’s a writer. We write emails, blog posts, and any number of other texts pretty much all the time. So what does it mean, then, to teach Creative Writing when we all write so much?
- “Time and again, we’re more ready to act on information that fits the archaic stereotype of directly caused knowledge than on good statistics. But it’s all a bad idea.” On why knowledge a “stone-age concept” we’d be better off forgetting.
- And finally, who wants to listen to a couple of smart people talk about books, poetry, metaphor and the like? Here’s a podcast of Jeffery Donaldson talking about his book Viaticum on Art Waves.
Thanks for checking in on this week’s best bookish links. We hope to see you tomorrow at the shop for Doors Open!