Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

While traveling, PDX Writer Daily sustained by Verse Chorus Press

While some of us were in New York recently, we carried Luc Sante's Kill All Your Darlings around with us. The book features a number of essays about New York, and was recommended to us by...ourselves. Okay, the first person plural breaks down in certain constructions. Just look the other way when that happens. But nevertheless, Sante's book was our reading material while traveling, and a review of the book will appear on PDX Writer Daily soon.

But our point is: When, out of idle curiosity, we looked to see who had published Sante's essays, we were surprised and delighted to discover that the publisher was right here in Portland. It's Verse Chorus Press, and their full catalog of titles is right here.

Friday, March 14, 2008

WHAM! POW! PDX Writer Daily loads up on superhero supplies

Because this blog is multi-celled, it can divide itself. And so part of PDX Writer Daily is currently in New York, having writing-related conversations with writing-related people.

Yesterday, we chatted with 826NYC, a writing center in Brooklyn. 826NYC (which is hidden in the back of the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.) is one of multiple 826 writing centers founded by some of the same people who brought you McSweeney's and The Believer. This blog attended a workshop at 826NYC last year, and said workshop was an excellent source of ideas and strategies for use in writing centers, and said workshop led almost immediately to our ongoing "Project of Awesomification" at the PSU Writing Center, which, like the 826 centers, is open to the public and offers a variety of programs.

If you're looking for fun and creative ideas for writing projects, you might want to check out the sites of any of the 826 centers around the country. If you require superhero supplies, though, you have to visit 826NYC in person.