Starting today with LBC news: A thoughtful review of The Farther Shore, our Winter Read This! selection, is up at the Emerging Writers Network. While over at Levi's place, catch an in-depth interview with The Farther Shore's author, Matthew Eck.
- "It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative."
—Doris Lessing's complete Nobel acceptance speech here.
- In Memoriam: A Likely Story
- Add to the Holiday list: Anne at Fernham hips us to this wildly creative calendar. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Hunter College students. 16 professors dressed up as famous literary characters in quite contemporary settings? Add it to the list.
- If we were in NYC tonight we'd be here, without doubt. And tomorrow night? We'd be so there.
- Finally, here's something we're looking forward to next semester: Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway: A True Story, was chosen as the Text and Community Program at George Mason University. —In 2001, 26 Mexican men began to cross from Mexico into Arizona through the Devil’s Highway, and only 12 of the 26 made it out alive. Upcoming events include discussion forums sponsored by the Democracy Project, a brown-bag lunch series focusing on immigration research by Mason faculty, and a film festival sponsored by the Mason Project on Immigration. In April, Urrea will visit Mason. We'll be posting events as they're announced.