News & Notes – 1/09/16

January 9, 2016 News & Notes 8

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

Book News


Worth Reading


For Writers & Bloggers

Applications are open for the 2016 Alpha Workshop for Young Writers of SF, fantasy, and horror! This is a ten-day workshop held each July in Greensburg, PA.

My daughter Robin attended Alpha for two years, and it was an amazing, life-changing experience. Where else do young people get the opportunity to study the craft of SF/F/H writing with well-known and respected professional authors?

Equally important is the opportunity to get to know other teens who are just as serious about writing (but know how to have a lot of fun.) The relationships forged at Alpha can carry into college and into students’ working years, offering much-needed encouragement and workshopping to young writers who may not always find that kind of support in their geographical area.

If you know a teen writer (age 14-19) who writes in any of those genres, please pass this along.

Awesome Lists


Bookish Crafts

Secret Garden mittens by Tori Seierstad

Den hemmelige hagen (The secret garden) by Tori Seierstad


Bookish Quote

(via Shelf Awareness)


That’s it for this week!

8 Responses to “News & Notes – 1/09/16”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I think I have the skills to make the mittens, but I’m not sure I have the patience! Maybe someday. And I really want to take some time to wander through those images the NYPL has digitized.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That’s exactly what it is, Katherine – a dismissal of women and girls, an assumption that we’re not interested in “guy” stuff like Star Wars. Which is so patently ridiculous, it makes me wonder what planet these people grew up on.