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Dangerous ideas

The Merriam Webster dictionary define dystopia as “an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly.” It is also used to describe a society where the negative forces have the upper hand, for example dictatorship, crime and environmental collapse.

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Politics

I Dreamed Of Being A Teacher Once...

At one time, I was admonished to become an English teacher. I would be a good one they said. And I truly thought that one day I would be. 854 more words

Writer's Blog

Banned Book Week

Oh how I wish one of my books would hit the banned book category. I for one have and will read anything I’m told I shouldn’t read. 142 more words

What We Lose When We Ban Books (a reblog from Kevin M English)

Kevin English is an English Language Arts educator, school board member, and teaching consultant. He also writes a fantastic blog. This morning he took on the subject of banning books. 69 more words

Blog

Trigger Warnings Have A Purpose

It has become fashionable to bash trigger warnings and the people who use them. Some folks argue that it’s censorship to provide advance warning that difficult content may be ahead. 1,155 more words

Commentary

Something Wicked This Way Comes & Why Writers Could Be in Great Danger

Today, we are going to take a bit of a sideline from our acrostic. Over the holiday weekend, I was resting up from a nasty bout of bronchitis and puttering around Facebook. 1,794 more words

Kristen Lamb