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Rebecca Makkai

Pulitzer & Nat'l Book Award finalist & winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal for THE GREAT BELIEVERS. Artistic Director at @storystudio. Daughter of a refugee.

Joined on 21 September, 2010

http://www.rebeccamakkai.com

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Replying to @UweBollocks: So apparently the full saying is "Don't tread on me, tread on them"

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So apparently the full saying is "Don't tread on me, tread on them"

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Replying to @KamalaHarris: These are not the words of a president. They are the words of a dictator.

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Replying to @ManilanH: What I just witnessed down Halsted in the heart of Boystown moved me to tears. Peaceful protesters talking about the Queer Hi…

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These are not the words of a president. They are the words of a dictator.

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What I just witnessed down Halsted in the heart of Boystown moved me to tears. Peaceful protesters talking about the Queer History of America and our need to join the calls for justice. And seeing folks walk off their porches to join. #BlackLivesMatterChicago #PrideMonth

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Replying to @StoryStudio: Racism and hate have no place in our community and we stand in solidarity with victims of police violence and systemic rac…

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Replying to @WendyMolyneux: If you are a white person feeling upset about stuff getting taken from stores wait til I tell you what white people took…

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I learned tons about direct action, resistance, & survival in compiling this history for the 30th anniversary of Chicago's ACT UP actions for health care. This Pride month, in the thick of more fights for both justice & health care, my mind is on it again.

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Quoted @EugeneDaniels2

Pretty different responses, just a month apart ...

Replying to @rezaaslan: Can’t imagine what the difference could be.

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Quoted @SamanthaJoRoth

The nation's capital is legitimately on fire in every direction. This is unreal.

Replying to @sm_kaylor: it had pre-existing conditions

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Racism and hate have no place in our community and we stand in solidarity with victims of police violence and systemic racism. We invite you to seek out those stories that offer insight, awareness, and a vision for a better future.

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Can’t imagine what the difference could be.

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If you are a white person feeling upset about stuff getting taken from stores wait til I tell you what white people took from Africa.

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it had pre-existing conditions

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#366prompts, Day 152:

Make a list of twenty-five things that you're angry about.

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Replying to @rebeccamakkai: This is NOT the wrong time to use your voice, or to sharpen it. I want to see you in August telling your stories as loud…

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Pupdate: She has deigned to share the hammock with my nephew.

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You guys she stayed there for like an hour

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This is my sister’s dogue, practicing some A+ self care.

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Replying to @daniellevalore: The application deadline for this summer workshop (with me, Manuel Gonzales, Lidia Yuknavitch, and special guest wisdom…

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Quoted @StoryStudio

Curious about how StoryBoard: A Week-long Intensive Writing Workshop will work online in August? Here's how. 1/

The application deadline for this summer workshop (with me, Manuel Gonzales, Lidia Yuknavitch, and special guest wisdom from Rebecca Makkai ) is tonight. The thread below has some information about how it will work now that it’s moved online:

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This is NOT the wrong time to use your voice, or to sharpen it. I want to see you in August telling your stories as loudly as you can.

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Replying to @elamin88: This is the one.

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This is the one.

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VERY quick, tell us something to watch that doesn't take three hours

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#366prompts, Day 151:

Write at least 100 words about the first news story that filled you with rage.

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Replying to @rebeccamakkai: I hope Larry Kramer gets to choose between resting in peace and haunting every last motherfucker on his list. https://t.…

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I hope Larry Kramer gets to choose between resting in peace and haunting every last motherfucker on his list.

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Posting* this one more time just so I can pin it. Don't ever apologize for talking about art. Don't ever assume that a crisis is the wrong time for your words.

*just posted with a bad link. This is the good one.

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