Lesser-Known Literary Monsters, the History of Zombie Research, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.31.14

A morbid literary tour of Los Angeles; “artisanal terror”; PEN America’s first editions auction; and other news.

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Vincent

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Posted 10.31.14

"While other kids read books like Go Jane Go / Vincent's favorite author is Edgar Allan Poe." Written and directed by Tim Burton, and narrated by actor Vincent Price, this short film pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe and his famed poem "The Raven." 

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Nonfiction Writing Program - Columbia University, School of the Arts

Jobs For Writers

Posted 10.31.14

Assistant Professor of Writing
10/31/2014 - 11/27/2014

The Writing Program seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Writing (tenure-track) in creative nonfiction, beginning Fall 2015. The teaching includes undergraduate and graduate writing workshops and seminars. The Program aims to attract a nonfiction writer who evidences a commitment to teaching and demonstrates potential for leadership. The position may be filled only at the rank of Assistant Professor.

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Will Chancellor Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 10.30.14

“There's a bit of hubris inherent in writing fiction—no one that I know of has ever been plucked out of a math lecture and told, "No, no. You really should devote more time to your writing. The world needs your impressions of thunderstorms." So after you've announced your intentions to friends and family, there's a moment of pause..."

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Poe’s Raven Forevermore, Literature of the Strange, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.30.14

A British University abolishes library fines; children’s books fuel revenue growth; poet August Kleinzahler will lecture in D.C. series; and other news.

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Galway Kinnell

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Posted 10.30.14

The late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is seen here in 1997 reading selections of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for the series "Artists on the Cutting Edge," accompanied by interview segments discussing his influences. The former Vermont poet laureate died at his home in Sheffield, Vermont, this past Tuesday. 

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Halloween Costumes

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 10.30.14 by Writing Prompter

Good Halloween costumes distill the essence of what or who you are dressing up as, so that it’s immediately recognizable. This week, think about the scariest Halloween costume you’ve ever seen. What was it about the costume that really made an impact on you?  

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Pulitzer Prize–Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies at 87, Rosemary Tonks’s Lost Poems, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.29.14

The “algorithm versus librarian” debate heats up; French culture minister sparks controversy; the subtext of Victorian horror; and other news.

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Monster for Hire

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 10.29.14 by Writing Prompter

The fright-seekers are gearing up to get scared this week, visiting haunted houses, riding haunted hayrides, and stumbling through cavernous corn mazes. Imagine one of your characters is hired to be a monster for one of these frightful events. Why does she take the job? Does she like scaring people, or does she just need the money? What does her costume look like? Does she feel guilty about frightening people?

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Brock Clarke

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Posted 10.29.14

Award-winning author Brock Clarke reads from his latest novel, The Happiest People in the World (Algonquin Books, 2014), at the 2014 Colgate Writers' Conference. Clarke is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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