This week we're talking about:
- Fall festivals to look out for: Lit & Luz, which celebrates dialogues between writers and artists in Chicago and Mexico City, happens in Chicago from October 13-20; Well-Read Black Girl, happening in Brooklyn in November; and the late-October Rome Film Fest, whose artistic director, Antonio Monda, has written a new novel about New York in the 1970s.
- This week marks the final chance to read our Travel Edit, a selected group of features that we've unlocked for all to read, and Tash Aw's brilliantly Hitchcockian love story with a twist, "Sail." Let it show you what a good story can do.
- APS contributing editor Martha Cooley launches her Italian writing workshop (pictured above) in a storied and idyllic region of Tuscany next summer. The Lunigiana Literary Retreats, which can also include optional Italian language instruction, are accepting applications now. Subscribers, who always have full access to our digital archive, should log in and read her story of catsitting and adultery, "I Liked Marie," in APS No. 13; as well as co-founder Antonio Romani's essay on reading Elena Ferrante, "She'll Make Herself Alive," in APS No. 23.
- APS Academy classes begin soon, and while the popular Novel Workshop is full, we're still enrolling students in a range of one-time Master Classes, as well as a new multi-evening course, "Words in Action," taught by Camille Rankine. Read two of her poems in APS No. 18.
- Would you like to get more involved with A Public Space? Apply for a 2019 Fellowship or a current internship now.