Host Anthony Pinn sat down with Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. ANTHONY PINN: It seems to me that part of your work as a curator is forcing the recognition and the visibility of those who have been marginalized and rendered invisible. VALERIE CASSEL OLIVER: […]
Humanist icon Anthony Pinn launches Pinn Drop podcast
Reading Time: < 1 minute The latest project from the mind and heart of Anthony Pinn launches this week at OnlySky. Pinn Drop with Anthony Pinn is a podcast celebrating human creativity in the broadest sense—the urge to create something that didn’t exist before, whether a book or visual art, music or dance, a new community or a social movement. […]
Introducing PINN DROP with Anthony Pinn
Nothing is more human than the act of creation. Whether a book or visual art, music or dance, a new community or a social movement, the urge to create something that didn’t exist before is one of our defining features. Join humanist icon Anthony Pinn for the Pinn Drop podcast, a series of conversations with […]
What next? Twitter’s complicated role in the literary world
Reading Time: 11 minutes Not long after Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, another exodus of site users began—and with it, discussion about the people who aren’t ready, or able, to leave. Transitioning to a new platform isn’t easy for everyone: for many disabled people, for instance, leaving Twitter means learning all the ins and outs of yet another system […]
2020 Was the Year of the Personal Essay for Me
Reading Time: 4 minutes Despite being badly burned out this year, I published two personal essays and had a third accepted. Here’s what I’ve learned.
I’m Running Out of Ways to Politely Imply I’m Emotionally Dead Inside
Reading Time: 5 minutes As we near the end of 2020 and the first global pandemic I’ve lived through, I’m low on ideas for maintaining social and creative connections when I have no inner life.
Two Kinda Awful Reasons I Stopped Writing What I Love
Reading Time: 5 minutes Some days I feel like I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up; being a writer is high on that list, but I’ve badly sabotaged myself already, for unpleasant reasons.
My Writing Will Appear Soon at Wyrd & Wyse
Reading Time: 2 minutes Somehow in this crazy-busy semester I’ve kept up with creative writing, which is leading to a very cool publication credit at the witchy-leaning zine Wyrd & Wyse.
#FolkloreThursday: Children’s Folklore
Reading Time: 4 minutes All adults have passed through childhood, which means we all have experience in children’s folklore. It’s remarkably stable & we’re still figuring out why!
WSFS 2017: Conference Report
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Western States Folklore Society puts on a great conference, as I discovered over a decade after I last attended one. Or maybe Eugene, OR was just gonna charm me.