30 July 2014

Day 24, but thinking about Day 17

'Words' is a literary discussion podcast by Rosie Clarke and Rudy Katoch.

Evening, it's Rudy. The vibe at the Press Association is focused and, dare I say it, productive. We're hustling quotes and wrapping up our first features for our app. But, let's take a moment to relax. 

Setting clear copy alongside multimedia elements is like lapidary. So, on Sunday we were told to create podcasts.  

Being paired with Rosie Clarke meant that we already knew what we'd talk about: Virginia Woolf. She's the subject of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Plus, we're pretty much obsessed with her and had so much fun discussing her relationship with words. Hit play to listen our discussion!

The Waves is my favourite work by Woolf. The gif reminds me of this passage:

How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.
It's a rare luxury: being able to sit and think. Shorthand lessons, writing this blog, walking across Vauxhall Bridge: these are moments where you can find some stillness in/outside the newsroom.

And now I have to get back to my feature. It won't write itself!

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