We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

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Posted 10.24.14

"She's a fearsome critic, essayist, a voice of moral authority, and a deeply intimidating figure." Joan Didion's nephew, Griffin Dunne, speaks about Didion's life and legacy, the subject of a documentary he is co-directing, which is currently being funded through Kickstarter. 

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Susan Hope Lanier Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 10.23.14

"After a day of work in the grey cubicle farm on Michigan Avenue, coming home to work on a novel can feel like an indulgence. It takes practice and patience to tune out the snotty e-mail from a coworker that sent the office atwitter, or to forget about the cockroaches that appeared one morning..."

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The Bronx Loses its Last Bookstore, Joan Didion Documentary, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.23.14

Ink blots and reader notes are on display at Cambridge; writers discuss the importance of place in their work; a literary atlas of Ireland; and other news.

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Red Hen Press

Jobs For Writers

Posted 10.23.14

Spring 2015 Publishing Internships
10/23/2014 - 12/02/2014

Red Hen is now accepting applications for our Spring 2015 Internship season! Our focused departmental internships expose participants to the finer points of area work, and offer a comprehensive introduction to independent publishing and nonprofits. In addition to hands-on experience in specific departmental work, benefits include free workshops and seminars on various topics taught by our experienced staff; intern luncheons and Q&A’s with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable. 

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Muse

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 10.23.14 by Writing Prompter

When you sit down to write, do you invoke a muse? Who is this muse, and what do you ask of her? Is this someone in your day-to-day life, or an unearthly entity—like the nine muses in Greek mythology? This week, write a personal essay about a person who brings you inspiration, courage, and clarity in moments of creative effort. 

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Elizabeth Huergo

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Posted 10.23.14

Elizabeth Huergo reads from her debut novel, The Death of Fidel Pérez (Unbridled Books, 2013), at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. Read Huergo's piece "Coming Home to Writing: Exile and Literary Citizenship" in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Penn State Altoona

Jobs For Writers

Posted 10.22.14

Resident Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writer
10/22/2014 - 11/12/2014
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Amazon Reaches Deal with Simon & Schuster, Atavist Books to Shutter, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.22.14

Houston art museum holds an Ekphrastic poetry competition; Interactive Fiction awards highlight text-based video games; “bad books for children”; and other news.

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Celebrity Encounters

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 10.22.14 by Writing Prompter

Is there a celebrity that you think one of your characters is destined to meet? Write a scene in which he or she has a chance encounter with this famous person. Have the two carry on a normal conversation before your character recognizes this person is a celebrity. Perhaps this star has some words of wisdom to impart to your character (or the other way around), or maybe he or she is just looking for a friend.

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The Remedy for Love

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Posted 10.22.14

Bill Roorbach's latest novel, published by Algonquin Books this month, explores the relationship between two strangers trapped in a cabin during a snowstorm. Algonquin Books is one of eleven small-press publishers featured in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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