Y’all, my schedule is killing me! Since I last blogged I have done a classroom visit at Dream Yarp Prep in The Bronx. I read about a half dozen student manuscripts. I drafted a book review, wrote and delivered a “talkshop” at the National Black Writers Conference. (This was quite a highlight of a really hectic week.) AND, I used a curling iron to put about 400 spirals in my hair. And to top it all off, I was at work at 7 am, where I remain, dear reader, to this moment. But before I head off to the next task, let me fill you in on what’s cool on the itnernet today.
Opportunity alert: Scholarships for the 2011 Key West Literary Seminars.
Congratulations to Tina Chang, Poet Laureate of Brooklyn.
I am so glad that I decided NOT to title my novel, The Bigamist’s Daughters.
“Top Ten” black authors on twitter.
I never knew Annie John was out of print, but I am glad to see that it’s back.
Maud Newton decodes Sarah Palin. (Deep, y’all.)
My ultra classy publicist.
What do you use your journal for?
Sarah loves the sentences on Walter Mosley.
Book review BINGO. (Can also be used as a drinking game.)
If you have these words in your manuscript, scratch them out.
White Teeth on video.
The Saudi version of American Idol features poets, not singers.