Three quick things this week:
- For two weeks now I have set aside an hour on Fridays to engage in collage. For me, it’s a good way to end the week and get into a different headspace for Shabbos.
- My Creative Nonfiction class in Lyric Essay began this week. As we study flash nonfiction, collage, braided, and “hermit crab” essays, I now realize my 2018 essay, “An Alphabetized View of My Mother’s Edward B. Shallow JHS Autograph Book, 1936,” published in The Museum of Americana, is an acrostic and therefore a lyric essay. FYI, Tell It Slant, Third Edition, by Jewish writer Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola, explains the various forms of essays.
- The Whole Megillah will once again host the final stop of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Awards Blog Tour on February 12. The tour itself takes place from February 8-12. Stay tuned!
Best wishes for a safe, healthy, and productive 2021!