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Posted 7.2.15

“Whenever I get stuck writing a scene I like to talk it out with someone. Sitting alone for too long with a plot problem or character issue can drive you crazy. But if you talk about it with a friend,..."

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Scribd Pulls Romance E-Books, Kafka’s Manuscripts Go to Israel Library, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.2.15

Poetry anthology remembers Mexico’s disappeared students; Barnes & Noble appoints new CEO; Dartmouth sponsors robot poetry contest; and other news.

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Nick Flynn

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Posted 7.2.15

For the P.O.P. series, Nick Flynn reads a poem by William Blake and "Cathedral of Salt," a poem from his new collection, My Feelings (Graywolf Press, 2015). Flynn's fourth poetry collection is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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I Said, You Said

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 7.2.15 by Writing Prompter

What happens when you tell the story of a real event from another person’s point of view? Think of a situation in which you disagreed with someone—it could be a slight difference in taste or a fight with far-reaching consequences—and recount the opposing opinions each of you expressed. In the first-person voice, write an essay about the disagreement from the other person’s perspective. Take into consideration how the words you uttered during the event could be interpreted differently by the other person.

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Adichie Sparks Twitter Feminism Debate, Revisiting Susan Sontag, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.1.15

Germany proposes curfew for buying erotic e-books; Poetry Flash faces potential closure; Jonathan Galassi on his new novel; and other news.

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Jonathan Galassi

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Posted 7.1.15

Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, speaks with Beacon Press president Helene Atwan about his debut novel, Muse (Knopf, 2015), which is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Mundane Moments

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 7.1.15 by Writing Prompter

This week, jot down a list of five actions you perform on a daily basis—maybe it's tying your shoes, getting off at a certain bus stop, buying a cup of coffee, or brushing your teeth. Choose one of these mundane moments and write a scene in which a character is in the middle of performing this everyday task. Then bring in an element of the fantastic: Does an extraterrestrial or a doppelgänger appear? Is the character suddenly transported into the past or future? Explore the possibilities of what can occur when the ordinary collides with the extraordinary.

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Scholars at Risk at New York University

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Posted 6.30.15

Summer and/or Fall Development & Communications Intern
06/30/2015 - 07/30/2015

Scholars at Risk (SAR), based at NYU, is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities, and promoting academic freedom worldwide.

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David Foster Wallace’s Legacy, Apple Guilty of E-Book Conspiracy, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.30.15

James Patterson announces first round of library grants; Egypt seizes Islamic fundamentalist texts; a debate on genre labeling; and other news.

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Naomi Jackson

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Posted 6.30.15

Naomi Jackson shares her favorite writing tools and personal photos that provided inspiration for the characters in her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, published today by Penguin Press. Read more about Jackson in “First Fiction 2015" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, and catch her tour in the Reading Tour Manager.

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