I’m reading stories this week for the American Library of Paris’s Young Author Fiction Festival. It’s the fourth time I’m a judge for this writing contest. From twenty-six short stories by authors aged eleven to twelve, I am to select my five favorites and provide feedback.
What lines of communication might reveal themselves to us when the world comes to an end? How will we navigate our alternative lives if such lives are rendered possible? Can intimacies survive a separation in time and space? Such were…
Josefina Méndez López is one of the master weavers of Teotitlán del Valle, a Mexican pueblo famous for its woolen carpets with Zapotec designs.
In my unconscious exists a cave where I often hide out. The cave has been there forever, but I only recently brought a detailed image back with me when I woke.
Mundell is a master of the darkly funny and tenderly magical, and this collection is a triumph of female empowerment.
A book I recently fell in love with is Chouette by Claire Oshetsky. It’s a feminist fable about motherhood, neurodiversity, and society’s harrowing straight jacket.
Joshua Tree National Park is a must-see. My photos don't do it justice. The park has many hiking trails and picknick spots and offers generous vistas of beauty.