Poetry and Profanity, Harry Potter Play Release, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.29.16

Three hundred new entries are added to Dictionary.com; Ozick on life versus literature; the Vatican digitizes an illustrated portion of The Aeneid; and other news.

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Anna Solomon Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 7.28.16

“When I am stuck in the perfection cog—as in, I am rewriting a sentence a million times over even though I’m in a first draft or, I am freaking out and can’t move forward..."

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Bookselling in Somalia, Cursive’s Comeback, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.28.16

Pulitzer Prize Winner James Alan McPherson dies; debut authors Yaa Gyasi and Hua Hsu in conversation; the evolving role of librarians; and other news.

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Invisible Inheritances

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 7.28.16 by Writing Prompter

In the “First Fiction” feature in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, Yaa Gyasi, author of the debut novel Homegoing (Knopf, 2016) says, “I was interested in the idea that people can inherit something invisible.

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Poets & Writers

Jobs For Writers

Posted 7.27.16

Development & Marketing Assistant
07/27/2016 - 08/15/2016

The development and marketing assistant works with the managing director and the assistant director of development and marketing to promote Poets & Writers’ programs, to advance its mission, and to raise contributed income. The assistant coordinates all aspects of the Friends of Poets & Writers program (over 2,000 members); tracks and acknowledges donations; and facilitates communications with constituent groups though a bi-weekly enewsletter and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

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Longlist Announced for 2016 Man Booker Prize

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Posted 7.27.16 by Prize Reporter

This morning, the longlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced. The annual award of £50,000 (approximately $66,000) is given for a work of fiction originally written in English and published in the United Kingdom by a writer of any nationality.

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Teju Cole on Black Lives Matter Photos, Fifty Reasons to Read Joy Williams, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.27.16

The 2016 Man Booker Prize long list has been announced; a man named Hemingway wins Hemingway lookalike contest; a consideration of workplace fiction by women; and other news.

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I Am a Rock

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 7.27.16 by Writing Prompter

In 2012, New Zealand courts granted legal standing to the country’s third largest river, the Whanganui River. The agreement, signed by the government and the local Māori people, allows for the river to be recognized as a person in the eyes of the law—similar to the granting of corporate personhood to businesses—and for its rights and interests to be protected by appointed guardians.

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Roxane Gay and Yona Harvey to Cowrite Marvel Comic, Edith Wharton’s Lost City, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.26.16

Muslim teen poetry group addresses U.S. Islamophobia; authors set to perform Oscar Wilde’s work in the prison where he served a sentence; Viet Thanh Nguyen on the process of writing his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel; and other news.

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When Time Flies

Poetry Prompt

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Posted 7.26.16 by Writing Prompter

Did this past winter seem to drag on interminably, while spring was over in the blink of an eye, and the summer months keep zipping on by? Sometimes days, weeks, and months feel like they pass at varying speeds, depending on factors such as the weather, travel obligations, school or work schedules, and personal tastes and moods. Write a poem that explores two or more distinctly paced periods of time that occurred in the past year or so.

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