So for class, we had to do a presentation about teen writers and writing. Instead of creating a powerpoint presentation, we copied all of the creative people in the class and created a blog: Teen Writing Toolbox.
I wrote, among other bits, the section on fanfiction. As you might be able to tell, I’m a bit of a fan. Feel free to leave a comment or rec’! (Though it might be easier to leave it on this blog rather than the Teen Writing Toolbox, that one is not expected to be updated now that the presentation is done).
Internet Reader’s Advisory: Smithsonian Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine is a magnificent timesink. Since the magazine has hundreds, even thousands of archived articles, it’s an easy way to spend a few (dozen) hours learning something from an institution of good repute. Like the museums themselves, the magazine covers a wide variety of topics, from plain-language science articles that even I can understand, to great articles about history and archeology (which is where I always end up). There’s even a section with travel advice! As a venerable institution, the Smithsonian lives up to its reputation, and this online magazine is a great way to experience the best of it.
Plus, it’s free, which is always a plus for me!
Here’s a petition that was brought up in class
Canadian Government: Don’t ruin live music with $425.00 charge per international artist per performance in Canada – Sign the Petition!
Dr D’Alton was talking about this in class on Wednesday–interesting to see a petition about it pop up in my email today!
Any book-lover would be hard pressed to deny the allure of a well-designed, well-patronized library–not to mention the books! Here’s a great list full of pictures of some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. Oh, now I want to go on a world tour!