LitReactor: the supplemental material

Young Adult is bigger than dystopian landscapes and overly-complicated sorting rituals. In this four-week class, learn to accurately render real teens in contemporary settings.

Young Adult is bigger than dystopian landscapes and overly-complicated sorting rituals. In this four-week class, learn to accurately render real teens in contemporary settings.

sassyvalkyrie:

interstellarmage:

i knew this guy in middle school who when asked about his future plans, even by school counselors or teachers would without fail always chant,

KICK ASS, GO TO SPACE
REPRESENT THE HUMAN RACE

i wonder what he’s up to these days.

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uispeccoll:

Not all of the items in Special Collections are particularly old, but they are all pretty amazing.

Pictured above is a collector’s edition of Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.  This book was personally signed by the author and also contains an inscription addressed to Loree Rackstraw, a long-time friend of Kurt Vonnegut’s with whom he also had a brief romantic relationship.  These two friends met when Vonnegut first began teaching at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and remained close until Vonnegut’s death in 2007. 

If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between Loree Rackstraw and Kurt Vonnegut, feel free to check out Love as Always, Kurt, a memoir published by Rackstraw in 2009. 

-Kelly

Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat’s cradle  Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, c2000.

Special Collections x-Collection PS3572.O66 C3 2000 


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shakespeareandpunk:

I couldn’t find it in time for that anon ask but alas I have finally managed to find the best quote to sum up how fucking terrifying Peter Pan is:

He often went out alone, and when he came back you were never absolutely certain whether he had had an adventure or not. He might have forgotten it so completely that he said nothing about it; and then when you went out you found the body.

actual line, about the protagonist of an early 20th century children’s story. 

bookriot:

Do your ears a favor and listen to this pile of rad covers of bookish songs.

Language is music. Written words are musical notation. The music of a piece of fiction establishes the way in which it is to be read, and, in the largest sense, what it means.
Marilynne Robinson (via writersrelief)

In this four-week workshop, learn to build a living, breathing, fantastical world—with real rules, real stakes, and real mechanics.

In this four-week workshop, learn to build a living, breathing, fantastical world—with real rules, real stakes, and real mechanics.

juliettetang:

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein

juliettetang:

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein