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Flight: mentoring for young aspiring writers (18-24) via Spread the Word. Deadline end of January. http://t.co/KPUC8Tx4

Flight: mentoring for young aspiring writers (18-24) via Spread the Word. Deadline end of January. http://t.co/KPUC8Tx4
Dec 13

Video: Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG) Want! http://t.co/Lmzhz9aJ

Video: Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG) Want! http://t.co/Lmzhz9aJ
Dec 13

Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG) Want!



Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG)

Want!

Dec 13

The Christopher Tower Poetry competition for poets aged 16-18, on the theme of Voyages, deadline March 2nd, 2012 – http://t.co/4Vr9gYRN

The Christopher Tower Poetry competition for poets aged 16-18, on the theme of Voyages, deadline March 2nd, 2012 - http://t.co/4Vr9gYRN
Dec 13

ArtStack – From the about page: “ArtStack lets you discover, collect and share art.” “You can’t keep a great… http://t.co/vWnAXu6C

ArtStack - From the about page: “ArtStack lets you discover, collect and share art.” “You can’t keep a great... http://t.co/vWnAXu6C
Dec 12

ArtStack

ArtStack:

From the about page: “ArtStack lets you discover, collect and share art.”

“You can’t keep a great piece of art to yourself. By linking you with the people and things you’re interested in, ArtStack gives you a continually updated feed of relevant and inspiring artworks and commentary. When you see something you like - on the site or anywhere on the net - you can easily add it to your Stack, your personal collection of art.”

I recently received an invite to Artstack’s closed beta. There’s a surfeit of platforms for the micro-curation/like-blogging of visual content, but what I’ve seen of Artstack so far suggests that it’s a clean, easy to use tool. Shame I’ve already got a Tumblr for this kind of thing and a neglected Pinterest account. 

One day my orphaned internet properties will gang up and turn against me… 

Dec 12

Photo: Is it graffiti if it isn’t urban typography? MONEYLESS says “yes”. http://t.co/SOH3rtgI

Photo: Is it graffiti if it isn’t urban typography? MONEYLESS says “yes”. http://t.co/SOH3rtgI
Dec 12

Issue II of the @parabolaproject is now available: writers and image-makers together in a beautiful publication: http://t.co/DamPyLfy #want

Issue II of the @parabolaproject is now available: writers and image-makers together in a beautiful publication: http://t.co/DamPyLfy #want
Dec 12

Oh. Wow. Not a Vegan myself, but this site’s pretty mouthwatering. Maybe because breakfast is still due? http://t.co/2kMztPrg

Oh. Wow. Not a Vegan myself, but this site's pretty mouthwatering. Maybe because breakfast is still due? http://t.co/2kMztPrg
Dec 12

Shared the stage with @AbimaroTheFree last night. Added to my all-star gig fantasy line-up. Their future is bright. http://t.co/Oy7HM3vK

Shared the stage with @AbimaroTheFree last night. Added to my all-star gig fantasy line-up. Their future is bright. http://t.co/Oy7HM3vK
Dec 12

Tshaka Campbell takes the mic after my set at Ronnie Scott’s and things get sticky. @tymusic used to call it sexy bs! http://t.co/sZ43N2xU

Tshaka Campbell takes the mic after my set at Ronnie Scott's and things get sticky. @tymusic used to call it sexy bs! http://t.co/sZ43N2xU
Dec 11

Just about to read at Jazz Verse Jukebox, Ronnie Scott’s. Celebrating that little burst of adrenaline just before a set…

Just about to read at Jazz Verse Jukebox, Ronnie Scott's. Celebrating that little burst of adrenaline just before a set...
Dec 11

<a href=”http://resonate.bandcamp.com/track/shiwasu-mix”…

Saturday afternoon soundtrack provided by Shiwasu. All systems blazing in Jsamlarose towers…

Dec 10

Video: Saturday afternoon soundtrack provided by Shiwasu. Keeping it moving… http://t.co/bACbYY6X

Video: Saturday afternoon soundtrack provided by Shiwasu. Keeping it moving… http://t.co/bACbYY6X
Dec 10

Video: Hero (by Miguel Endara) http://t.co/2EYkIci9

Video: Hero (by Miguel Endara) http://t.co/2EYkIci9
Dec 10

What’s this? Hip-Hop archives being aired on BBC2? Worth braving Vanilla Ice for the memories. I don’t really watch TV, but…

What's this? Hip-Hop archives being aired on BBC2? Worth braving Vanilla Ice for the memories. I don't really watch TV, but...
Dec 9

Marked uptick in on/off-line activity? Getting back to my old (new?) productive self? Or am I just asking for another interruptive event?

Marked uptick in on/off-line activity? Getting back to my old (new?) productive self? Or am I just asking for another interruptive event?
Dec 8

"Pound (that rat) says somewhere that it is incredible to him that so many “poets” simply pick up a pen…" http://t.co/dMu5EDV1

"Pound (that rat) says somewhere that it is incredible to him that so many “poets” simply pick up a pen..." http://t.co/dMu5EDV1
Dec 8

"Pound (that rat) says somewhere that it is incredible to him that so many “poets” simply…"

“Pound (that rat) says somewhere that it is incredible to him that so many “poets” simply pick up a pen and start writing verse and call it poetry, while a would-be pianist knows full well how necessary it is to master scales and thousands of exercises before making music worthy of the name. Playing scales, for a writer, means reading. Is there any real writing that has no reading behind it? I don’t think so.”

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David Remnick

Question from the students I worked with from Tampines Junior College today: what do we need to do to be writers?
Answer (from me): Read. Of course, you need to cultivate your voice. You need to explore what you want to say and why you want to say it. And yes, you need to develop a writing practise. Write regularly. Write hard, draft, redraft. But please, read. Study what you like and why, what you don’t like and why. Some of your most transformative learning experiences are waiting for you on the shelves of your favourite second-hand book store (or, dare I say it, on the faux shelving of iBooks, or the libraries of your Kindle app). Read. And read actively.

Dec 8

Photo: Sol Lewitt http://t.co/fA9WeUs5

Photo: Sol Lewitt http://t.co/fA9WeUs5
Dec 8