Tag: short stories

“Philly Storied City” Project Turns the Spotlight on Locals and Their Stories

“Philly Storied City” Project Turns the Spotlight on Locals and Their Stories

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. A unique collaboration between French publishing house Short Édition and several prominent organizations in Philadelphia delivers short stories to residents at the touch of a button. Many of those stories […]

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San José Public Library’s Storytelling Contest Puts Local Voices Front and Center

San José Public Library’s Storytelling Contest Puts Local Voices Front and Center

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. This winter, San José Public Library discovered the Short Story Dispenser could render patron-made comic strips. Now, they’re utilizing the Dispensers to shake up storytelling contests and virtual programming—and highlight […]

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Focus on Spanish-Language Short Stories Broadens Community Reach

Focus on Spanish-Language Short Stories Broadens Community Reach

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. The Glen Ellyn Public Library Short Story Dispenser became the first worldwide to offer short stories in Spanish. Here Executive Director Dawn Bussey discusses how—and details other ways the library […]

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Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. Joel Shoemaker, Library Director at Illinois Prairie District Library, first heard about the Short Story Dispenser at a library conference. The Dispenser, the brainchild of French publishing house Short Édition, […]

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Short Story Dispensers Add a Fresh Twist to Storytelling

Short Story Dispensers Add a Fresh Twist to Storytelling

The idea of “telling your story” is all the rage these days: you’re likely to hear it everywhere from professional conferences to self-help books. Yet neuroscience tells us that storytelling works. It paints a picture for the listener, conjuring enough emotion and empathy for them to suspend preconceived ideas and resistance for just a brief […]

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Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ We Had No Rules, by Corinne Manning Corinne Manning’s author statement couldn’t be clearer: “I had no idea how to write […]

Five More to Go: Edwidge Danticat’s EVERYTHING INSIDE
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Five More to Go: Edwidge Danticat’s EVERYTHING INSIDE

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Everything Inside, by Edwidge Danticat Following The Art of Death (2017), a reflection on her mother’s passing, Danticat focuses this haunting eight-story collection […]

Beautiful Nightmares: At the Intersection of #WITMonth and Horror

Beautiful Nightmares: At the Intersection of #WITMonth and Horror

We are somehow over halfway through August, which means we are also over halfway through Booklist’s annual Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror. But did you know it is also Women in Translation Month? So, why not feature books where female authors, female translators, and horror intersect? The prose in the following three books is lyrical […]

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Five More to Go: READYMADE BODHISATTVA, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park
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Five More to Go: READYMADE BODHISATTVA, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park Tenacious indie nonprofit Kaya […]

Five More to Go: Gina Apostol’s INSURRECTO
By November 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Gina Apostol’s INSURRECTO

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   Insurrecto, by Gina Apostol With shrewd insight, inventive plotting, and stinging history lessons, Gina Apostol, who received the PEN Open Book Award for Gun […]