National Book Lovers Day. The Global Anthology. And two books events well worth leaving the house for. Here’s where I’m hanging out on the literary web — and in literary L.A. — this week.
Happy National Book Lovers Day, fellow readers! Like many, I’m taking to Twitter to celebrate. Some favorite tweets:
The Global Anthology
Over at Culture Trip, editor Michael Barron has curated the Global Anthology, a massive undertaking “that highlights a work of prose from every country on Earth.” Whoa. Readers can search for stories alphabetically, by region, or via an interactive map.
“This isn’t a perfect anthology, but it is a sincere attempt to cast as wide a literary light on the world as we could for English readers,” the project’s introduction says. “It will be a living thing, its scope periodically updated and expanded until we’ve accounted for a voice from within every human border.” I love this concept, and I’m looking forward to staying tuned in for the evolution.
And on Friday night, dancer Marlee Grace celebrates the release of “A Sacred Shift,” a book about her widely viewed project @personalpractice, a collection of Instagram videos documenting daily, improvisational dance. Grace will be joined by poet Jacqueline Suskin and illustrator and author Jack Sjogren at Otherwild at 7 p.m.
Both events are free.