|The yellow brick road of Torcello.|
Almost forgot about WLW! This week I have several Venice-related links and a few writing opportunities.
- Torcello, one of the "other islands" in the lagoon dominated by Venice, is one of my favorite places to visit. It's a quiet marsh dominated by a brick road that leads past tiny farms to one of the oldest cathedrals in Italy. The cathedral contains the earliest-known depiction of the devil (c. 800), plus the mummified body of a saint you can peek at through a window behind the altar. It's very cool. Venice probably looked like Torcello before it was built up.
- Speaking of the other islands, Murano's glass blowing industry (i.e., it's only industry) is in trouble. Will focusing on "high art" instead of utilitarian pieces save the island?
- This is a dizzyingly long list of writing fellowships and awards, most of which are free to enter or apply.
- NaNoWriMo is less than a month away! This writing pacemaker might help keep you on track.