Shakespeare’s First Folios Tour, Aldus Manutius Exhibit, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.27.15

Tony Harrison wins David Cohen prize; book sculptures; Pittsburgh poet pays to publish; and other news.

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I Am Radar

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Posted 2.27.15

"That little sliver of territory between truth and fiction is kind of where I want to put all my stories." Reif Larsen introduces his new novel, I Am Radar (Penguin Press, 2015), which is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Sun

Jobs For Writers

Posted 2.26.15

Associate Publisher
02/27/2015 - 04/10/2015

The Sun, a nonprofit, ad-free magazine in its forty-second year of publication, is looking for a full-time associate publisher to direct finance, personnel, and business operations in our Chapel Hill, NC office. This demanding job requires a head for business, a heart for all that The Sun represents, and experience as a compassionate, skillful manager. Visit thesunmagazine.org for details.

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Sean Bishop Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 2.26.15

“At some point I realized that I’m incapable of writing poems unless someone forces me to do it. Revising is easier for me; it can happen even against my better judgment as soon as I open a document. But someone’s got to make me do that first act of writing—I have to feel accountable..."

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Laura van den Berg

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Posted 2.26.15

Author Laura van den Berg discusses her short story collection The Isle of Youth (FSG, 2013) with Sloane Crosley and musician Steve Gunn. Van den Berg's new novel, Find Me, was published this month by FSG. She is featured in "The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Seamus Heaney Tribute, Germany to Republish Mein Kampf, and More

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“Pick Your Price for Poetry” promotion; Auden and politics; Rita Dove and Toni Morrison to attend NBCC awards; and other news.

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Ultracrepidarian

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 2.26.15 by Writing Prompter

The term “ultracrepidarianism,” or the habit of giving opinions and advice on issues outside one’s scope of knowledge, comes from a comment made by Greek artist Apelles to a shoemaker who criticized one of the artist’s paintings. The phrase “Sutor, ne ultra crepidam,” essentially means that the shoemaker should not judge beyond his own soles. This week, write an essay on the value of voicing opinions regardless of your expertise on the subject matter.

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ISIS Bombs Iraq Library, Canadian Authors for Indies Day, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.25.15

Writers’ egos and sensitivities; Boston’s library vigilante; Amiri Baraka tribute; and other news.

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Eleanor Henderson

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Posted 2.25.15

"I like movies a lot and I like novels a lot, and I like the sort of space that they inhabit when they overlap." Eleanor Henderson, an assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College, speaks about the film adaptation of her novel Ten Thousand Saints (Ecco, 2011). Henderson is featured in "Going Hollywood: The Business of Film Adaptations" by Michael Bourne in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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From Screen to Page

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 2.25.15 by Writing Prompter

So many great films have been released over the past year, many of which have been adapted for the screen from works of fiction and creative nonfiction. This week, think of a movie you love that isn’t based on a book and try to write a short story version of it. Examine the types of shots used, the lighting, how scenes are staged, and try to translate these visuals into the structure of your story. For inspiration, read this article in Electric Literature

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