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BBC Radio 4 – Open Book, Neurodiversity

Johny Pitts and guests discuss neurodiversity in contemporary fiction. Johny Pitts discusses neurodiversity in literature with Elle McNicoll, Helen Hoang and Sunyi Dean. There is a long history of characters in fiction whom readers presume to be autistic. But who … Continue reading

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BBC World Service – In the Studio, Ben Okri: Inside the mind of a poet

In the Studio enters the creative mind of the celebrated Nigerian poet Ben Okri. Ben takes us on the journey of a new poem as it forms in his mind and makes its way to the page. Recorded in 2021, … Continue reading

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10 Writing Tips from J.K. Rowling

Submit your Feature Screenplay here: https://writers.coverfly.com/competit… JK Rowling Interview on Writing Harry Potter Books and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Since then, J.K. Rowling has written The Casual Vacancy, Cormoran Strike series and The Ickabog. 0:00 – Intro … Continue reading

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Curved Origami | Ekaterina Lukasheva

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Isaac Asimov talks about superstition, religion and why he teaches rationality

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Finland’s Public Libraries Are the Best & Offer More Than Just Books

“Library services are an investment in people.” Ranked number one on the World Happiness Report since 2018, Finland seems to have it all together. With a government that invests so highly in the overall wellbeing of its citizens, it is … Continue reading

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Manchester: Something Rich and Strange – book review

Danny Moran on this new collection of mind-opening perspectives on urban life PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY, that playful pursuit where people seek new meanings in familiar landscapes, has been much the rage in recent times. There’s now a wealth of literature devoted to … Continue reading

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Earthrise: A Poem About Climate Change by Amanda Gorman | Kottke

At the Biden/Harris inauguration on Wednesday, poet Amanda Gorman, dressed in the yellow of the Sun, realigned the planets with her recitation of a poem called The Hill We Climb. In 2018 for The Climate Reality Project, riffing off of … Continue reading

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Is life meaningless? And other absurd questions – Nina Medvinskaya

Dive into Albert Camus’ philosophy of the absurd, and explore the question: if the world is meaningless, could our lives still hold value? — Albert Camus grew up surrounded by violence. His homeland of Algeria was mired in conflict. He … Continue reading

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Corrugated Steel Shelves Line a Church-Turned-Poetry-Shop in Shanghai

Peer inside Shanghai’s St. Nicholas, an Orthodox church from 1932, and you won’t see pews or traditional iconography. Thanks to architectural firm Wutopia Lab, the renovated building now serves as a shrine to verse. Titled “Church in Church,” the 388 square-meter … Continue reading

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