L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

By Nuala O’Connor Nuala O’Connor’s novel Miss Emily vividly brings Emily Dickinson to life, depicting her reclusive days amongst her parents and sister at their estate, the Homestead in Amherst, Mass., in the 1860s, as well as through 18-year-old Irish maid Ada Concannon, a fictional confidant for Emily. O’Connor picks her favorite Dickinson poems. Links …

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By Jeff Goins The way I see it, there are three messages creativity can communicate, and these messages are what connect us as human beings. Which is to say, without the arts—without the ability to creatively express who we are and what we care about—we lose a bit of our humanity. Most of my life, …

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“Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.”—Annie Dillard

Via The Guardian A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens. It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going …

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Kelly Magyarics Lonely Planet Writer Words matter. That’s the takeaway from a new interactive museum opening in Washington, D.C. this spring. Planet Word is scheduled to open 31 May 2020, a 51,000-square-foot space housed in the Franklin School designed to educate us about language arts through engaging exhibits about the spoken, sung and written word. …

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