“We need culture writers who see and think from places of difference and who are willing to take unpopular positions so that ideas can evolve or die…This work is happening in outlets like Hyperallergic, Arts.Black and Remezcla, and from writers like Lou Cornum, Gelare Khoshgozaran and Eva Yaa Asantewaa. And we can see the thirst for such conversations on social media. But Twitter and Instagram don’t pay their users. In a clickbait attention economy where more than half of visual arts critics make on average less than $20,000 per year from arts writing, the voices that are most needed are the least likely to emerge.”
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The 2017 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball
There is still time to get tickets for the Inprint Poets & Writers Ball on Saturday, February 18th. The black tie event welcomes New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld for an evening of spirited readings and book-themed table decorations. Proceeds from the Ball help to support Inprint, a cornerstone of the arts and literature community in Houston, TX.