Friends, it’s been a minute!
Our newsletter has been on break this summer. While there have been arts happenings of note, there have also been tectonic shifts that absorbed a lot of everyone’s energy. We put our communications on hold knowing that there were other rapid-response messages going out from our activist and journalist partners. You can only read so many emails a day, right?
Yes, we all need a vacation. I get the feeling that everyone is sneaking away based on the out of office messages and Instagram feeds from this month. Folks are taking some time off, whether it’s a staycation, long weekend, or a long-overdue trip abroad. Borders are open, vaccines are flowing, and tickets are booked. This little respite is a luxury, but one that we’re finding a way to include.
As we head into the long weekend, I have a few suggestions if you are looking for a vacation read. All of these novels have protagonists I love and big arts energy!
Yours in summer sun,
- Attica Locke, The Cutting Season
- Sujata Massey, The Rei Shimura Series (yes all of them!)
- Carolina DeRobertis, The Gods of Tango