Inside Elisa Gabbert’s Notebook

March 18, 2020

Perhaps you’ve been inspired to keep a journal or diary during these confusing times. Over at Catapult, Elisa Gabbert reflects on the art of keeping a notebook. “My notebooks are not diaries because they have no timestamps,” she writes. “Dating the entries would impose a structure, a sense of continuity and narrative, on the writing inside. They capture thoughts, not events; they are lyric notebooks. I’d be having thoughts anyway, but now I write them down.”

Image credit: Lewis Ronald

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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