Poets & Writers' Fifth Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading

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Posted 6.29.15 by RW Blogger

Poets & Writers' fifth annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading took place on June 11, 2015, before a packed house at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center.

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The Crisis in Nonfiction Publishing, Women Writers and the Diary Form, and More

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Bookstores plan events for Go Set a Watchman release; Haruki Murakami remembers the moment he became a novelist; Zadie Smith coauthors a sci-fi script; and other news.

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Todd

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Posted 6.29.15

In this short film presented by Electric Literature, a sentence from Etgar Keret's short story "Todd" is animated by Tatia Rosenthal and set to music by Christopher Bowen. Keret's new memoir, The Seven Good Years, was published this month by Riverhead Books and is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Submissions Open for Masters Review Short Story Award

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Posted 6.26.15 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers. A prize of $2,000 and publication on the Masters Review website will be given for a short story. A second-place prize of $200 and a third-place prize of $100 will also be given.

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Visual Book Reviews, Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Entries, and More

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Margaret Atwood draws cartoons for a Kickstarter project; Argentine writer could face jail time for remixing Borges story; the enduring resonance of Khalil Gibran; and other news.

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Elegantly Naked in My Sexy Mental Illness

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Posted 6.26.15

Heather Fowler's fourth collection of short stories, published by Queen's Ferry Press in 2014, introduces flawed characters and tales of pain and desperation. Queen's Ferry Press is featured in "Small Press Points" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Sonja Livingston Recommends...

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Posted 6.25.15

“Write hungry. This is not to say that writing while full can't be its own version of wonderful, your body so saturated with almond paste cookies, bourbon, or love that the words fall from you..."

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Split This Rock Launches Poetry Database, Novelist Admits to Plagiarism, and More

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Women writers discuss their Twitter experiences; defending creative writing classes; August Kleinzahler on John Berryman; and other news.

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​The Anger Meridian

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Posted 6.25.15

Kaylie Jones reveals the inspirations behind the title of her new novel, The Anger Meridian (Akashic Books, 2015), which is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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An Urgent Matter

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 6.25.15 by Writing Prompter

Writer John Berger says: “What makes me write is the fear that if I do not write, something which ought to be said will not be.” This week, make a list of five things that you feel urgently need to be said about current events. Choose one of them and write an essay expressing your personal opinions—recount related anecdotes, share emotions, and reflect on why this matter is important to you.

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