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inkpop Fundamentals: September 14, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on September 14, 2010

‘Artemis Fowl’…live! Since he first emerged on the literary scene back in 2001, Artemis Fowl has wowed readers with his criminal mastermind ways, and penchant for outsmarting many in his path. Now, in accordance with the release of his seventh adventure – The Atlantis Complex, which hit stores last month – Artemis Fowl himself is hitting the road via Artemis Rocks! a live show which doubles as a book tour, wherein Artemis author Eoin Colfer will deliver a monologue, and interview his young protagonist. Entertainment Weekly.

So you want to be a journalist… Typically aspiring journalists simply major in journalism during their college years to really get themselves ready for the fast-paced world of newspapers and magazines; but, according to Tina Brown, skipping the former and simply ingratiating oneself in exotic India is one of the best ways to really get into journalism. In her words, “There are so many great newspapers in India. I go quite a lot, actually. It has a very vibrant newspaper and magazine culture. There’s a lot of energy in Delhi, a lot of newsmagazines. It’s a very literary culture, it’s great.” New York magazine.

A cool makeover for college classes Biology, algebra, world history…we spend much of our formative years trekking through classes with titles such as these; therefore, once we make it to college, the last thing we want to do is continue on this path of education. We long for something new that will actually teach us something we’ve yet to learn; and now we’ve got it. College campuses across the country have heard our please and are now adding an updated curriculum to the mix with classes such as Science and Cooking; Millennial Media: Youth Audiences and Commercial Culture; Monstrosity and Otherness; Ghosts and Machines; and many more. Who knows what will pop up next! The Daily Beast.

Over to you…what do you think of the use of live shows for a book tour – yay or nay? Would you be eager to see a live show book tour – why or why not? Would you ever contemplate moving to India to pursue your journalistic dreams; or would you rather stay in one place and see where your career goals take you? If you had the ability to create any college class, what would it be and why?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

5 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: September 14, 2010”

  1. Nella said

    Those college classes sound cool 🙂

  2. Jessica said

    All of those classes sound awesome!

  3. Tiny1 said

    I love the Artemis Fowl books!
    Not so sure about the name though. Artemis Rocks? 0_o
    It really doesn’t fit with the actual series’ language. Oh well 😐

  4. drsheridan said

    ahhh I recognize that quote! I suscribe to New York Magazine and I was just reading it. I’m currently taking a journalism course at school and I really like it. Maybe I would like to pursue it. And I think it would be a lot of fun to work at a newspaper in another country–especially in another language!

  5. Narnia Fan said

    A live book tour? I guess that would probably be a lot of fun!

    India? Ehhh, we’ve been trying to adopt from India for three years… the government there is really corrupt. I guess I’m a little prejudiced, but I just am not a fan of India at the time… except, of course, for my little brother. 🙂 I wouldn’t want to go there.

    If I could create a college class, I guess I would like it to be something along the lines of: History of Fairy Tale/Fantasy Literature; also a creative writing course involving fantasy. 🙂

    Thanks for a fun blog!

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