Author Naomi Jackson came to Washington University to give a reading in Hurst Lounge on Friday April 19. Brought by the English Department and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Jackson read from her debut novel “The Star Side of Bird Hill,” as well as her forthcoming book “Behind God’s Back” and an essay. She is currently an associate professor at City College in New York.
At the risk of sounding like a cantankerous old woman, I’m going to make a not-so-bold statement: people should read more.
It’s easy to forget all the wonderful things about school, but getting in touch with your creativity can really boost your energy level. Presumably, you’re here because you love learning. Here are some ways to reinvigorate yourself out of the mid-semester slump by tapping into your creative flow.
Back in grade school, I was an unabashed bookworm. If I wasn’t spending time with my friends or doing homework, I was probably curled up somewhere reading a book. Even in high school, when I was slowly seduced by the mindlessness of television and the internet, I still spent a lot of time reading.
Rows upon rows of eclectic books line the shelves of the Loop’s Subterranean Books. As the only independent bookstore on the street, Subterranean Books provides a welcome oasis from the surrounding bustling restaurants and shops.
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