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The movie of Khalil Gibran’s THE PROPHET to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Director Roger Allersassembled an array of internationally acclaimed animators to realize episodes from the classic text by the renowned Lebanese poet, which are woven into the tale of a mischievous young girl (voiced by Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis) who attempts to free an imprisoned poet (Liam Neeson).

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The movie of Khalil Gibran’s THE PROPHET to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Director Roger Allersassembled an array of internationally acclaimed animators to realize episodes from the classic text by the renowned Lebanese poet, which are woven into the tale of a mischievous young girl (voiced by Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis) who attempts to free an imprisoned poet (Liam Neeson).

Politicians can keep passing laws that hurt women, that hurt people of color, that hurt poor people, and say that they’re necessary to protect our freedoms. But we’re not idiots. We know who they’re protecting. School boards can keep banning books that are about LGBTQ people, that are about people of color, that are about real-life hurt and oppression, and say that it’s because of a few naughty words. But kids aren’t idiots. They know what you’re actually censoring.

"Raptosh’s American Amnesiac and Marlowe’s I am Troy Davis investigate, among other topics, highly charged issues of race, class, and the ailing U.S. Criminal Justice system. Through two different genres - poetry (Raptosh) and nonfiction (Marlowe), these works chart a path toward a more just and compassionate world.” Jen Marlowe is co-author of I am Troy Davis. “Like Trayvon Martin’s monumental murder, the execution of Troy Davis was a historic awakening for this country - an awakening of the deadly consequences of white supremacy. Don’t miss this book!” - Cornel West, Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice, Union Theological Seminary Diane Raptosh is author of “America Amnesiac”. “American Amnesiac lifts the nightmare reflex of The American Dream into the light of what Blake called “realms of day.” “American Amnesiac” is a poem for people, not empires. That is to say it is merciful, the ethics of poetical grace it has in such abundance.” - Jerome McGann
Saturday, Aug 2nd
7pm
Revolution Books
89 S. Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104, Pioneer Square206-325-7415, rbsea@yahoo.com, www.revolutionbookssea.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/666084203460327/?ref=22

"Raptosh’s American Amnesiac and Marlowe’s I am Troy Davis investigate, among other topics, highly charged issues of race, class, and the ailing U.S. Criminal Justice system. Through two different genres - poetry (Raptosh) and nonfiction (Marlowe), these works chart a path toward a more just and compassionate world.”

Jen Marlowe is co-author of I am Troy Davis. “Like Trayvon Martin’s monumental murder, the execution of Troy Davis was a historic awakening for this country - an awakening of the deadly consequences of white supremacy. Don’t miss this book!” - Cornel West, Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice, Union Theological Seminary

Diane Raptosh is author of “America Amnesiac”. “American Amnesiac lifts the nightmare reflex of The American Dream into the light of what Blake called “realms of day.” “American Amnesiac” is a poem for people, not empires. That is to say it is merciful, the ethics of poetical grace it has in such abundance.” - Jerome McGann

Saturday, Aug 2nd

7pm

Revolution Books

89 S. Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104, Pioneer Square
206-325-7415, rbsea@yahoo.com, www.revolutionbookssea.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/666084203460327/?ref=22

Successful writers are not the ones who write the best sentences. They are the ones who keep writing. They are the ones who discover what is most important and strangest and most pleasurable in themselves, and keep believing in the value of their work, despite the difficulties.

Bonnie Friedman (via writetothestars)

South Florida Barber Shop Doubles as Library (Finally, Some Good News out of Florida)

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When I tell people that I’m from South Florida, I’m usually met with some derivative of “Florida is so weird.” I don’t correct them, mostly because I’m not entirely sure they’re incorrect. Florida, with its seemingly endless unsettling news (sinkhole in Disney World, anyone?), is indeedweird, and South Florida is the ne plus ultra of the state’s eccentricity. But it’s also my native land, and though I can laugh at a good Florida joke, I have a deep affinity for my home state.

It’s this relationship with Florida, as well as my relationship with literature, that found me so moved by the story of a Palm Beach County barber shop going out of its way to promote reading. Reggie Ross, the owner of Royal Touch Barber Shop in Sunrise, Florida, offers his young visitors books to read while they wait and when they’re in the chair. There are no TVs or radios inside Royal Touch, but, instead, a small library of books that tackle topics ranging from college admission to African-American history.

“I’m very selective about the books here,” said Ross to the South Florida Times. “We emphasize culture and broadening their horizons — books that are going to help them get ahead in life.”

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