Welcome to the Words After War Weekly Round-Up: Thanksgiven Edition. In this space we share seven links relevant to our mission of improving the veteran-civilian dialogue through high-quality literary programming.
Trip the fan, it’s the tryptophan! Turkey nachos, anyone? What’s that? You were looking forward to a few juicy, succulent hours of silence away from the generally well-meaning family members who happen to be slam dancing on your remaining nerve? Take to the attic, flex those last ribbons of wifi and settle into a dusty armchair with these hearty links.
But first, we would like to thank everyone for their support of our LITERARY MENTORSHIP program. If you or someone you know is seeking assistance in realizing their literary ambitions or searching for a receptive vessel to fill with hard-won knowledge, please contact DAVID via INFO at WORDSAFTERWAR dot ORG.
Yes, we here at Words After War have much to be thankful for this year. A hopping workshop, two great NYC events, a successful contest, donations, glowing media coverage, a growing network of engaged writers, the list goes on. Here’s to many more opportunities to provide veterans and civilian supporters with the tools they need to tell their stories. And now, the links.
1. The New York Times Notable Books for 2013 (including David Finkel’s excellent THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE).
2. Need more recommendations? Writer Elliott Holt’s list of 2013 reads can be found HERE.
3. Need even MORE recommendations? Tis the season for year’s end “Best of” lists, and this one from The Guardian packs an impressive crew of contributors.
3. “New” Salinger stories leaked online.
4. Check out the new online home of our workshop host, Mellow Pages Library.
6. An impressive presentation via Wired and Longreads on polio in Afghanistan.
7. “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” Thanks Oscar Wilde! We’re doing our best. Here are a few other Thanksgiving quotes.
Have a great weekend.