Wiseblood now accepting applications for Writer-in-Residency, stellar photographs of a posthumously famous nanny, two priests share their day-to-day lives, Tony Esolen’s talk on music in the Church is now online.
Wiseblood Books is currently accepting applications until November 1, 2020 for the 2021 Writer-in-Residency, which will be held the Summer of 2021, during a two week period to be determined, based on what would work best for the recipient.
The Wiseblood Books residency program offers an innovative, sui generis opportunity for writers. No other workshop that I am aware of integrates meticulous feedback, practical support, and intellectual and spiritual community in quite the same way.”—Katy Carl, Editor-in-Chief of Dappled Things and the first Writer-in-Residency recipient in 2020
“Oh wow, this story is fascinating (and the images are stellar).”—Katy Carl
“There’s a documentary about her on Netflix’—Michael Rennier
Unfortunately the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, is no longer on Facebook, but you can see the informative trailer here.
Vivian Maier worked as a nanny. She would take the children under her care on long walks “in the worst parts of the city,” —according to one girl she cared for—and she would take photos. No one except the children she cared for knew about her work while she was alive. Someone once asked her what she did, and she answered mysteriously, “I’m sort of a spy.” Her photos, negatives, and cameras were hidden away along with other hoarded objects in a Chicago storage unit and forgotten in her old age. In 2007, two years before her death, John Maloof brought most of them when they were being auctioned because the storage fee wasn’t being paid. Thanks to Maloof’s work to share her photos with the world, she is now considered by many to be among the 20th century’s greatest photographers.
Here is an overview of the remarkable photographs no one ever saw when she was alive.
To share for Friday Links. This is what they say about themselves: ‘This website provides weekly reflections on the profound grace that priests encounter in the course of their day-to-day life and work. We hope this project assists those discerning a vocation to the ordained priesthood. We also hope that our words serve as a source of spiritual encouragement for all who share in the priesthood of Christ, lay or ordained.'” —Bernardo Aparacio, Dappled Things Founder and Publisher
A video of the lecture offered by the “Institute of Catholic Culture” on September 15 by poet and Dante translator Prof. Anthony Esolen is available at the above link.