LitSourcing: Out of the Binders

We’ve kind of tried similar things before, but as we gets things going with InDigest again after a bit of a break, we’re going to try and round up some good crowdsourced projects on a semi-regular basis. The idea is partially to keep an eye on interesting projects happening in the literary world, but also to support projects that help keep our literary community vital.

Out of the Binders


Out of the Binders: Symposium on Women Writers Today
“A symposium to empower women and gender non-conforming writers with tools, connections, and strategies to advance their careers.”

If you’re sitting there saying, Binders? Please this or this.

Catstarter


A book about internet cats
“The most interesting writers we know, all asking and answering the same question: why can’t we stop watching cat videos?”

This isn’t a fluff book. This is being put out by the good people behind Coffee House Press and will feature writing by folks like Alexis Madrigal (deputy editor of Atlantic.com), poet and critic Stephen Burt (who published a Pushcart Prize finalist poem in InDigest), poet and artist Matthea Harvey, and many others. This is a good idea.

If you aren’t convinced by Henri, this quote from the Kickstarter page did it for me:

The poet and critic Stephen Burt on time-wasting and how cat videos demonstrate either that nothing matters, or that any art matters if anyone thinks it does.

Sold.

Emerging Writers


PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship
“Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship aiming to deepen program components through increased operating funds.”

PEN is a great organization and this is a great fellowship.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dustin Nelson Dustin Luke Nelson

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the forthcoming collection "in the office hours of the polar vortex" (Robocup, 2015) and the chapbook "Abraham Lincoln" (Mondo Bummer, 2013). His 90-minute performance film "STRIKE TWO" debuted with Gauss PDF in April and his performance piece "Applause" debuted at the Walker Art Center's Open Field in June. His poems have or will appear in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Fence Magazine, Paper Darts, Opium, 3:AM, the Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. His digital self is housed at dustinlukenelson.com.

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