A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Friday Roundup

Twelve fun links from around the web.

An Icelandic writers retreat: fermented shark meat and writing under a midnight sun.

“I want to affirm the work of writers that have the burden of feeling like a publisher doesn’t know how to market them, how to talk about them, how to ‘find their audience.’” Kima Jones on the importance of diversity in publishing.

“This probably won’t come as much of a surprise, but Nick Offerman isn’t the type to make a fuss over his birthday.”

Emily Nussbaum’s latest column: on the bleak, joyful Bojack Horseman.

If you haven’t given Rachel Zucker’s Commonplace Conversations a listen, er, why not?

An Olympian and poet describes her inter-disciplinary love for “freedom within boundaries” on PBS.

Bustle lists 9 women who are breaking boundaries in non-fiction. Check out which SAL authors are at #1 and #4!

Would someone please buy the SAL staff some airplane tickets to see this exhibit at The British Library?

Congrats to Ann Patchett for being an inaugural ambassador for the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation!

Claudia Rankine talks Teju Cole’s new collection of essays.

An interview with Ocean Vuong on the Poetry Foundation. <3.

This is what happens when Ta-Nehisi Coates emails you and says, “I have a crazy idea.” 

Photo of Oscar Wilde courtesy of Nitch.

Posted in 2016/17 SeasonSonder