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Video essays, positive panic and endless book recommendations. @LondonBookFair BOOK VLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2020. leenanorms@gmail.com

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Ways you can support your local indie bookshop if they are in lockdown: -If they have a website, visit it & buy a b… https://t.co/z43uwcmCJ4
Retweeted by Leena NormsDEAR LEENA... how do I plan for the future, when the future is in flux? Premiering the new video now, come join us… https://t.co/Ly9QjfRRNJWatch this powerful speech on free school meals by my Coventry colleague @TaiwoOwatemi 👇🏽 https://t.co/mfxgzpS1V0
Retweeted by Leena Normsbecause a woman would never have the audacity to make people wait that long for them. https://t.co/L60ufZnf97
10/23
2020
Song time... A ray of hope Flickers in the sky A tiny star lights up Way up high All across the land Dawns a brand… https://t.co/y9wCnMjxER
Retweeted by Leena Norms*copy* *paste in to own OOO* https://t.co/XuxHIkiL1iPlaces to donate x https://t.co/1jjiOdq80YAt a time when we need certainty and stability, in the face of a wave of unemployment, the government is planning t… https://t.co/c0YSFACKG4
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10/22
2020
WATCH THIS! Thankyou @leenanorms for creating such an eloquent and informed video essay. I didn't know I needed to… https://t.co/e6OXDm4d0h
Retweeted by Leena NormsThis video is wonderful and essential Halloween watching. x https://t.co/dJxqmh8nlWWild! What an endeavor - #writingcommunity look! https://t.co/KxOAwfcUMu
Retweeted by Leena Norms @marleystarskeyb Aw thank you!By request, my video about why we need the arts is now on Facebook too! Some people asked so that they could share… https://t.co/5TzOCQFUL9
10/21
2020
We made a whole digital poetry festival here for you to watch free, anytime! Write-alongs, special guests and lots… https://t.co/sbbQ1ul0rCNot trying to be the Aunty of the TL. But some of you need to understand that not every conversation requires your voice.
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10/20
2020
@LithopsStories 😂😂
10/19
2020
When Maya Angelou said “How you feel about me ain’t my business” I internalized that.
Retweeted by Leena Norms"if you are in the arts, if you create instead of produce, if you can't roll up what you make and shrink wrap it an… https://t.co/KlcrQoHsje
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10/18
2020
"As a planet, we are about to face our hardest decade yet... If we are going to wean ourselves off material goods..… https://t.co/rmKmaOmYuG
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10/17
2020
Who steals the shoes of a dead woman from her grieving sister, honestly. https://t.co/LuN0uuv2r8 https://t.co/tVkN2ood6JI encourage everyone to watch this video, I have goosebumps 😍 https://t.co/PBruCMi18i
Retweeted by Leena NormsI love @leenanorms' work and this video essay encapsulates a lot of what I've been trying (so inarticulately) to ex… https://t.co/HxwlfhyePr
Retweeted by Leena NormsAcademic language is only accessible to academics, it’s like they actually don’t want you to learn things.
Retweeted by Leena NormsHow is everyone so certain about everything?
Retweeted by Leena Norms @JazzaJohn Yup! That's what the video is about!Also apologies for my awful photoshop. I was RUSHING, I say, RUSHING.A video essay you didn't ask for about Billy Elliot, Rishi Sunak, and why we need artists more than ever.… https://t.co/j6WOFTGxuY
10/16
2020
Your first thing (book, podcast episode, proposal, blog post, video, painting) will probably not be very good. Even… https://t.co/vM2TRjtLI5
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10/15
2020
@jo_cauliflower I think you win!Arty farty people don't like to be called arty farty. They prefer the full, more pretentious "artisan fartisan"
Retweeted by Leena NormsOOOO amazing! Loved seeing this in the theatre, what a treat to be able to see it again! https://t.co/bJyIr7YHey @reecelyons_ @TheTabbyLamb I don't know anything about funding but you're welcome to message me any Qs about making… https://t.co/4NspDQGeHR
10/14
2020
When the internet goes to work it's a joyous place https://t.co/JQcBCIxdYQ
Retweeted by Leena NormsHappy Monday all 😅 https://t.co/uu0R6TY2j9
Retweeted by Leena NormsStudents of the Dance Theatre of Harlem dancing through the streets of New York City https://t.co/VYCo387qOc
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10/13
2020
Why is this so hard for some people to understand? https://t.co/ZrNzDtnAeZ
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10/11
2020
School lies to unlearn in your twenties. https://t.co/b6EX4bkqAR https://t.co/Mbz4DbOj2q @_doz__ can't wait for us to start our new lives https://t.co/zQaxA7sorY
10/9
2020
@Adja999 I could actually see myself being quite happy plastering things with a podcast in my ears. Of course, I'd… https://t.co/DtlxncSpXKThis is a government test made to help people find alternative careers after Rishi Sunak suggested people in The Ar… https://t.co/pKSSgD8VxPI aspire to be as unapologetic as Doris. https://t.co/yrsXZRrc20me: it’s okay to be a person struggling with productivity during a prolonged crisis my brain: not u though me: not me though
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10/8
2020
@MawKernewek @rhiannonlucyc @fliceverett https://t.co/GVsClkubI2"From online forms that only let me define as male or female to waiters calling me ‘sir’, every day I’m reminded of… https://t.co/2CAeXYFYRN
Retweeted by Leena Norms'To be fearless is fine: good for you. But it isn’t fine to tell other people that they shouldn’t be afraid.' Inte… https://t.co/LixHCht7Up
10/7
2020
My bus driver just looked me straight in the eyes and said, "I cant let you on without a mask, sorry love" and is s… https://t.co/LmiUuy0knP
Retweeted by Leena Norms @zannah_perrins Inbox zero is a capitalist myth for people who don't focus on the actual work! I release you from t… https://t.co/iaHZq3a9Rr👏👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/DEPXqrbUvW @Magic_Kitten happy birthday!
10/6
2020
My friend Bobby just casually said “if art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time” and I was like… https://t.co/KFFBdE3dCS
Retweeted by Leena NormsI think it’s possible to both think that the restrictions are probably necessary and also find them personally deva… https://t.co/BzIa4jLs5k
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10/5
2020
Local jobs. Local economy. Local community. Real passion. Real people. Real conversations. Personal service. Pe… https://t.co/dlTEehJsPx
Retweeted by Leena Norms @Nicole_Cliffe @Gilology I've been refreshing this for days, COME ON JOELook at y'all ready for the spooky season like it hasn't been October emotionally for eight years now.
Retweeted by Leena NormsHappy #BookshopDay, everyone! x @booksaremybag https://t.co/DfYbt9rIEd
Retweeted by Leena Norms😭 imagine having a child this iconic 💞 https://t.co/ZcPG2lbbWt
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10/3
2020
I’ve noticed a British (?) habit of feeling sheepish for celebrating good news, but I never quite understand it. An… https://t.co/LgatnVSBAB
Retweeted by Leena NormsThis was so magic! You can watch it back here if you missed it ✏️🎧 https://t.co/lOOQTmR6cX https://t.co/pBjhJeJ0F1
10/2
2020
@CarlBurkitt Putting one of these in the post to you, Sir. God speed, we all salute you! https://t.co/9zimSYFCBR*Reaches over to left arm to feel the reassuring line of my contraceptive implant* https://t.co/tcekz9PRcwA wonderful way to celebrate #NationalPoetryDay is to join our 2019 Prize winner and current Rathbones Folio scheme… https://t.co/NAkzmoBtpn
Retweeted by Leena NormsHappy #NationalPoetryDay! We're starting the 24 HOUR POETRY LOCK-IN over on my Instagram at midday! Just announced… https://t.co/x6zATPTBHaCheck this out today - some wonderful poets with @leenanorms #NationalPoetryDay https://t.co/R42dIYIgvT
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10/1
2020
jane fonda, signing her acceptance speech for her best actress oscar in 1979 for coming home. she asked academy pre… https://t.co/dD38n9BDaN
Retweeted by Leena Norms @djdaisyjohnson Fab you're doing this Daisy <3 Leena Normington, poet and publishing bod. xIt's #NationalPoetryDay tomorrow, come write your sad ditties & silly rhymes in good company. Live from noon FOR 24… https://t.co/gJHuoKz0olI also believe in inclusion, not exclusion and 'othering.' More than 200 writers and publishers sign letter in sup… https://t.co/46aU5Drb7S
Retweeted by Leena Norms @mogster Sentimentals unite, I have a roster in my head of all the physical things I've lost that still bother me, hope you find it xI enjoyed this very much. https://t.co/AUePTnPiizLETS FIND THAT BLANKET, please god, 2020 needs some nice, small, kind stories. https://t.co/xBlsHidUzIAlso today was the worst we've had since we reopened in June. Everything South of us is in lockdown, many are avoid… https://t.co/Ur7REJnQ5g
Retweeted by Leena Norms @hannahwitton @ZoeGlatt @KhanStopMe @JazzaJohn @iamnotlucymoon @_doz__ @HeyRowanEllis @simonoxfphys https://t.co/QhPRcTUH6C @Bookhistorybite @BL_Shop omggggggWant to #ShareAPoem on #NationalPoetryDay (Thursday 1 October) but have no idea where to start? Why not join a 24 h… https://t.co/D18Xmqs8Rx
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9/30
2020
@gem_turner @_NatashaDevon I made a conscious decision to never buy blusher again, life is naturally embarrassing,… https://t.co/sWCMc4wfNK @HenaJBryan FOURTEEN BOOKS. But they're all in massive font and for kids so I'm ON BOARD. @HenaJBryan I'm reading the series of unfortunate events for the first time, it's that kind of year. @TheTeddyLamb I had to stop reading at SALTY LEMON https://t.co/99exXHahHJ @JohnHowell77 @angelaainnes Hahah I definitely slept through that but thank you for bringing it to my attention. 'Y… https://t.co/mRnNcKaog1 @angelaainnes I honestly slept through it in the cinema and it was the best sleep of my life.Following several injuries Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins lost the ability to move his fingers. But after m… https://t.co/kdZpOlDJSN
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9/29
2020
Tune into 24 hours of live write-alongs, prompts, workshops, readings & #poetry chat on Instagram Live with… https://t.co/eL1H2jbDpM
Retweeted by Leena Norms @melaniietweets *SCREAMS INDECIPERABLY AT THE MIRACLE OF LIFE BUT ALSO THE MIRACLE OF COORDINATED OUTFITS*
9/28
2020
@Joannechocolat You're spot on. @Joannechocolat Imagine how this article would read if it replaced the words 'social media' with 'bookshop events'.… https://t.co/5A1EYWJbR6Gentle reminder that not all writers are the same, and that not all of them use social media in the same way, or fo… https://t.co/XkzQEUlSqW
Retweeted by Leena NormsI too am setting up a political party and my policies include that everyone should read more poems and stop being s… https://t.co/43Cbzuo3MX
Retweeted by Leena NormsIf you watch my videos you'll already know this 👀 but #NationalPoetryDay is on Thursday & I've teamed up with… https://t.co/Kf92ocNY4d @TheTeddyLamb <3 https://t.co/ZBXHW9rBYV
9/27
2020
@yomiadegoke Aw Happy Birthday xxx @melaniietweets @MariaCarletonYT ROOOTING FOR YOU ! XXXXXX
9/25
2020
TAKE MY MONEY! https://t.co/vXPsYG7OYt https://t.co/iVo51rBTX0This is an amazing, paid (and remote!) traineeship for black creatives who want to explore writing for video games.… https://t.co/myxKIswF6u
Retweeted by Leena Norms @saranishaadams @hayleyemmasteed @Noor__Sufi CANNOT WAITInspired by Sherlock’s sister ENOLA HOLMES, we installed statues in cities around the UK celebrating the real-life… https://t.co/WaWrGknmaQ
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9/24
2020
@lexcanroar @ZaffreBooks @ChloeSeager eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee#BlackBoris on #Lockdown2. How long do we give Boris before he packs it in? If he appears more at the… https://t.co/ykVfkpsI4J
Retweeted by Leena NormsTravelling home on the tube feeling panicky about another lockdown and the possibility of returning to working from… https://t.co/jq0wxfmFZG
Retweeted by Leena NormsJudith Butler just ended TERFs https://t.co/qBEXMUfPCO
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9/23
2020
Tag yourself, I’m the particularly hefty niece https://t.co/6jlhUvQ3aC
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9/22
2020

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