Inspiring

This was too utterly beautiful to not make its very own post. Below are three versions of the same image, created by artist Wendy MacNaughton and Ted-talker Courtney E. Martin, made known to me by the amazing and singular newsletter that is Brainpickings (which referred to the below as "an illustrated manifesto for creative resilience in dark times.") … Continue reading Inspiring

CALS Con 2017: Propaganda in Comics

Over the weekend we celebrated our annual library-sponsored Little Rock comic book convention, CALS Con. As always, cosplayers and enthusiasts turned out to represent various fandoms, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Batman, Star Wars to Doctor Who. I'm no stranger to conventions. I've attended ComicCon in San Diego, Gen Con in Indianapolis, ICC (International … Continue reading CALS Con 2017: Propaganda in Comics

Reading Challenges Progress Report

With April drawn to a close our year is 1/3 finished and 2/3 to go. I've read 13 books so far. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge Full List No. 4 An audiobook Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt No. 10 cat on cover Abarat by Clive Barker No. 11 pseudonym The Girl With All The Gifts by … Continue reading Reading Challenges Progress Report

Diversity in Representation

In case you were looking for some totally badass female authors of color, here's the newest from HuffPo interviewing Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. I'll add to the list two personal favorites, Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. Then HuffPo went and did it again with these 34 poets of color, kudos!!! This reminded me to tell you … Continue reading Diversity in Representation

Teen Poetry

Tonight Karen Hayes and I will be hosting our first co-taught poetry workshop. Since it's for teens, I tried to compile some teen-specific references. If you're interesting in helping a teen get interested in poetry, you can use this as your starter guide! Refer them to check out this site: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poetry-teens And this one really … Continue reading Teen Poetry

Nevertheless

Nevertheless, she persisted. It's become a very popular phrase, and HuffPo decided it was the perfect opportunity for a book list recommendation. So did Goodreads, and so did Powell's. Pop Goes the Reader even made a terrific wallpaper with the theme (and can I just say, her blog is so beautiful!!!) If you didn't hear the … Continue reading Nevertheless