Made us think of Printer’s Ball! @PoetryFound RT @GuardianBooks Literary life after death http://t.co/80eqPKR
On Twitter, I probably follow too many people for it to be an efficient way to keep on top of everything, but I feel like the people I trust out in the world are constantly bringing me the things that I need to know.
—Joan Walsh, editor-at-large at Salon, lays out her media diet. Read the rest at The Atlantic Wire. (via theatlantic)
Let me be clear, though: I go to The New York Times website at least twice a day to look at the front page to see what they’re covering and what’s changed, because I think there’s no substitute for seeing everything in context. During the Anthony Weiner scandal if you were on Twitter you’d think it was the only thing anybody was covering, but if you went to The Times, you discovered there was lots of other great stuff to read. That’s something I miss about a newspaper: that feeling of picking up the front page.
Last Friday evening, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey was given the Chicago Literary Leadership Award by the Near South Planning Council at their annual Harold Washington Literary Awards dinner.
In presenting the award to her, poet Haki Madhubuti also read a poem which he had written for her, and for all librarians worldwide.
Congrats @BillyLombardo for winning the 2011 Nelson Algren Short Story Award - Chicago Tribune http://t.co/fAG0Q18 via @ArchiveDigger
Great weekend at Printer’s Row, rubbed elbows with @SamuelPark_ @patrickerville @rebeccamakkai @billylombardo and more! #prlf11
Wearing Chucks, getting ready to meet some new authors. #PRLF2011