Writer’s Bloc [sic]: Examining the Craft of Writing
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’Tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
― Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
How many of you read a newspaper every day? Have a subscription to a magazine or follow an online blog? You read articles every day (including this one), but unless you’re a journalist, an editor, or a writer yourself, you don’t realize the enormous amount of work that goes into those articles.
Local award-winning journalist Edward Brown knows exactly how much work goes into creating an article. He is a respected writer, blogger, and critic for such varied outlets as the Fort Worth Weekly, Visit DFW, and Madeworthy/Tanglewood Moms. His writing is always informative and engaging, and it is well-crafted and readable. He works hard at his craft, and he appreciates others who do the same.
“Writers are every bit as driven and passionate about their craft as painters, poets, and other artists,” Edward says. “The nature of our work, though, means that we are often hidden from the public and known only by the occasional byline.”
It is this appreciation of that hidden work, plus the acquisition of a very good camera, that led Edward to his first photography show. Highlighting Fort Worth writers, editors, and journalists, Writer’s Bloc [sic] brings the people behind the words to the forefront. Interspersed with photos of such local writers as Steve Steward of the Fort Worth Weekly and Deanna Boyd of the Star-Telegram, as well as editors like Jeff Prince of the Fort Worth Weekly and Lee Virden Geurkink of Madeworthy/Tanglewood Moms, are quotations from writers about writing.
“My goal for this photography show is to spotlight the unique men and women who tirelessly weave together stories about our community every day so that we can better understand our society and the forces that shape its daily life, culture, and politics.”
You will be able to experience Writer’s Bloc [sic] on Thursday, August 15, from 6 to 9 pm at Leaves Book and Tea Shop (120 St. Louis Avenue) as part of the Near Southside’s Third Thursday casual art walk series. It will be on view at Leaves for a month.