show #254: reading fiction = empathy machine?

show #254

another audio version of our wonderful live discussions from the second life book club, the topic being “is reading fiction the ultimate empathy machine?”

tackling this question were anne charnock, antoine wilson, yvonne battle-felton and laura lam: four authors from very different corners of the writing world [and please do buy their books folks! that is the way to strengthen the art-form!]

in any event: today’s topic was inspired by a comment author cory doctorow made in a recent cbc interview:

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enjoy the conversation & join us every wednesday at 10am slt for a good conversation around the written word!

and see below more on the subject of empathy, the book club and more context:

  • the original live stream of last wednesday’s book club:
  • the reading list [where you can also order books] is courtesy of bookshop dot org

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  • what is happening in second life? well FINALLY adult swim has entered our universe and the madness won’t stop …

  • what else is happening in second life? how about live music during lockdown?

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