The Loft Literary Center

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Posted 1.30.15

Executive Director
01/30/2015 - 03/30/2015
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Inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, Genre Apocalypse, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.30.15

Rod McKuen has died; poems for cash; Minnesota’s moment; and other news.

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Yours Is the Earth

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Posted 1.30.15

"If you can dream—and not make dreams your master / If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim." This short film features Rudyard Kipling's poem "If," read by Tom O'Bedlam and filmed by Stephen Lister.

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Todd Colby Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 1.29.15

“When I’m feeling dazed and spent, and perhaps even a bit self-pitying, I turn my attention to the gleeful nihilism of E. M. Cioran. Romanian by birth, and a philosopher who wrote in French by choice, Cioran’s short paragraphs..."

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Colleen McCullough Has Died, Voltaire Book a Bestseller in France, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.29.15

Thomas Merton celebrations; translating “The Red Wheelbarrow”; Egyptian poet facing prison; and other news.

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Helen Macdonald

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Posted 1.29.15

"My fascination with birds goes back so long.... When I was about five or six, I think I used to try and sleep with my hands behind my back like wings." Helen Macdonald discusses her memoir, H is For Hawk (Jonathan Cape, 2014), which received the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, and won the 2014 Costa Book Award this week.

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Messing With Your Favorites

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 1.29.15 by Writing Prompter

The recent announcement that the shell of Cadbury’s crème egg will no longer be made with their signature dairy milk chocolate has been met with great dismay by those who count the confection among their favorite treats. Has one of your favorite treats undergone a similar alteration? Maybe your local pizza place changed up their classic marinara sauce, or the coffee shop where you get your daily latte now uses a sweeter brand of soy milk. Write about why this alteration had an effect on your life and what you did to overcome the change.

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Author Services Company

Jobs For Writers

Posted 1.28.15

Administrative Assistant
01/28/2015 - 02/04/2015

Language Lover and Grammar Geek Wanted (Bergen County, NJ)

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Helen Macdonald Wins Costa Prize, the Jaipur Literature Festival, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.28.15

Roethke’s influence; fiction and attention; readers decide what to publish; and other news.

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Ned Beauman

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Posted 1.28.15

The London native and youngest writer on Granta's list of the best young British novelists in 2013, reads from his latest novel, Glow (Knopf, 2015). The Bookshop Band performs a song inspired by Beauman's book called "We Are the Foxes."

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