Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Today's edition of Saturday Sharing features links for teens who want to Do Something; creatives willing to be part of a Makeshift Society; and poetry-lovers who want to rock and roll with Patti Smith. A video with Mark Nepo asks us all to consider "the art of putting things together".

✦ The organization Do Something is for teens experiencing a call to action. It offers grants and scholarships to youths who take on a cause to make a difference or are social action leaders in their communities. (My thanks to NewPages blog for the link.)

Do Somthing on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ The mission of San Francisco's newly launched Makeshift Society is to "support collaborative projects and community-building activities" using "a coworking space/clubhouse, innovative programing, and support for freelancers and small business owners." Classes and events, membership benefits, and information about the group's residency program are detailed online. (My thanks to DesignSponge blog for the link.)

Makeshift Society on FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest

✦ If you write and haven't been reading Full Stop, take a look. In addition to interviews and book reviews, you'll find fiction, essays, booklists, and a book club.

Full Stop on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr

Full Stop Blog

✦ Thirteen episodes of Rabbit Light Movies: A Journal of Poemfilms, dated between 2007 and 2011, have been archived online. The list of poets who contributed to Rabbit Light Movies, which concluded in December 2011, is impressive. A more recent venture into poemfilms is The Volta.

Patti Smith fans will love this UbuWeb archive of the poet's readings from 1971, 1973, and 1974.

✦ In today's featured video, Mark Nepo, author, most recently, of Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred, to be published in October, asks us to consider "the art of putting things together":

Mark Nepo - The Art of Putting Things Together from Sounds True on Vimeo.

1 comment:

nance said...

ar-ti- (cf. Skt. rtih "manner, mode;"
Gk. arti "just," artios "complete, suitable,"
artizein "to prepare;" L. artus "joint;"
Armenian arnam "make;"
Ger. art "manner, mode"),
from root *ar- "
fit together,