1. wordpainting:

Designated Dreamers

    wordpainting:

    Designated Dreamers

  2. "Perhaps you can write better if you leave the mistakes."
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  4. tylerknott:

This week, I was so fortunate join forces with the amazing PEN America, one of the most amazing literary organizations in the country who work very hard to, in their words, “ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to make it possible for everyone to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others.”  They have an unbelievable event coming up, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, from April 28th through May 4th in New York City.  They wanted my help spreading their word, and it’s a word I believe is so absolutely vital to be spread. 
Right now, there are authors and writers being persecuted for their works.  These wordsmiths, these authors, need help from people like me, from people like you, to guarantee their safety, their release in many cases, and their freedom to express their beliefs in whatever way they see fit.  The persecution of artists must come to an end, and on the opening night of the World Voices Festival, this exact topic is going to be discussed.  The theme:  On The Edge.  Some of this planet’s most prominent writers and thinkers will be on hand to share their views on the issue. 
Please, follow the link, or head to worldvoices.pen.org or follow them on Instagram @Pen_America to get more information. 

    tylerknott:

    This week, I was so fortunate join forces with the amazing PEN America, one of the most amazing literary organizations in the country who work very hard to, in their words, “ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to make it possible for everyone to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others.”  They have an unbelievable event coming up, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, from April 28th through May 4th in New York City.  They wanted my help spreading their word, and it’s a word I believe is so absolutely vital to be spread. 

    Right now, there are authors and writers being persecuted for their works.  These wordsmiths, these authors, need help from people like me, from people like you, to guarantee their safety, their release in many cases, and their freedom to express their beliefs in whatever way they see fit.  The persecution of artists must come to an end, and on the opening night of the World Voices Festival, this exact topic is going to be discussed.  The theme:  On The Edge.  Some of this planet’s most prominent writers and thinkers will be on hand to share their views on the issue. 

    Please, follow the link, or head to worldvoices.pen.org or follow them on Instagram @Pen_America to get more information. 

About

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. (Harper Lee)

I nearly always write, just as I nearly always breathe.
(John Steinbeck)

When I don’t write, I feel my world shrinking. I feel I am in a prison. I feel I lose my fire and my color. It should be a necessity, as the sea needs to heave, and I call it breathing.
(Anaïs Nin)

With my eyes closed, I would touch a familiar book and draw its fragrance deep inside me. This was enough to make me happy.
(Haruki Murakami)

I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
(Carlos Ruiz Zafón)

He loved a book because it was a book; he loved its odor, its form, its title. What he loved in a manuscript was its old illegible date, the bizarre and strange Gothic characters, the heavy gilding which loaded its drawings. It was its pages covered with dust — dust of which he breathed the sweet and tender perfume with delight.
(Gustave Flaubert)

I whispered the thrilling words to myself, then lifted the book to my nose and breathed the ink from its pages. The scent of possibilities.
(Kate Morton)

This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.
(Azar Nafisi)



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