Valeria Luiselli

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Posted 10.1.14

Valeria Luiselli talks about the inspiration for her books Sidewalks and Faces in the Crowd, both translated from Spanish by Christina MacSweeney and published earlier this year by Coffee House Press. Luiselli was recently named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 for 2014.

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Waterfall

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 10.1.14 by Writing Prompter

The soothing sound of water pouring over rocks, the spray that mists your face as you stand at the bottom looking up—waterfalls have such power and grace. This week, write a short scene in which one of your characters discovers a waterfall on a walk through the woods. What’s her first instinct? Does she dive into the pool at the bottom for a swim? Or does she stand back in awe?

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Charles Wright Begins Poet Laureate Term, Lena Dunham Kicks Off Book Tour, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.30.14

Finalists for Kirkus Prize announced; National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35; Lee Child on why the Amazon-Hachette battle matters; and other news.

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The Amazon Conflict

by Kevin Nance

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Online Only, posted 9.30.14

On its surface, the ongoing dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon is about the price of e-books, but as more authors and traditional publishers square off against the giant online retailer, which has plenty of defenders of its own, many in the industry are starting to believe the battle is about something much more fundamental—it’s about the future of literature itself.

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University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

Jobs For Writers

Posted 9.30.14

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Poetry, Iowa Writers' Workshop
09/30/2014 - 11/30/2014

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop seeks an accomplished poet and teacher for a position on its permanent faculty in poetry, at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates should have a substantial record of book publication and experience teaching poetry, preferably at the graduate level. Genuine interest in the work of student writers and in the full spectrum of the poetic tradition is essential.

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On Sunday

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Posted 9.30.14

This poem from Chris Tse tells the story of a Cantonese goldminer murdered on a Sunday in 1905, a year of the snake. Tse's first full-length collection How to Be Dead in a Year of Snakes (Auckland University Press, 2014) revisits the historic event, piecing together narratives of the dead and the guilty.

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The Flip Side

Poetry Prompt

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Posted 9.30.14 by Writing Prompter

This week, think of something that has happened to you recently that was stressful, traumatic, or unpleasant. Write a poem about this event as you experienced it, regardless of anyone else’s perspectives or feelings on what occurred. Then rewrite the poem from the perspective of someone else involved in the situation. This new poem may not reflect the truth, but sometimes it’s important to remind ourselves that everything has a flip side.

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ZO Magazine

Jobs For Writers

Posted 9.29.14

Arts and Marketing Intern (Unpaid)
09/29/2014 - 10/29/2014

New Arts Publication currently seeking an arts and marketing intern for work in Hollywood, CA.

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Wylie Asks Authors to Unite Against Amazon, Gaiman and Palmer Celebrate Indie Bookstores, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.29.14

Amazon and Perseus strike a new deal; Paul Theroux on the short story; Thomas Pynchon rumored to make an onscreen appearance; and other news.

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Station Eleven

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Posted 9.29.14

This novel by Emily St. John Mandel, published by Knopf this month, tells the story of a theatre troupe and their survival through a deadly plague. The book is longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction.

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