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Posted 8.27.15

“When I’m feeling stuck, on a chapter, on a character’s next move, I’ll have a destination in mind to clear my head. It’s usually the waterfront around sunset. But I always take a roundabout way,..."

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AWP Under Fire, Ferrante Fever, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.27.15

The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.

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Ann Beattie

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Posted 8.27.15

Ann Beattie, who is featured in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, reads from her new book, The State We're In: Maine Stories (Scribner, 2015), and talks about her experiences ​in writing and reading fiction, and working with editors.​ For more Beattie, listen to the latest episode of Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast.

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Shoes

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 8.27.15 by Writing Prompter

This week, choose a pair of shoes that you own or have owned that has significance to you. Perhaps it's the first pair of dress shoes that you purchased, the well-worn sneakers that you wear over and over again, or a pair of shoes that you've never worn but can't bear to toss out. Write an essay about your connection to these shoes, describing them in detail and thinking about the specific qualities that drew you to them in the first place. What do they say about your personality? Where have they accompanied you already, and where might they take you in the future?

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Split This Rock

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Posted 8.26.15

Program Associate, Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016
09/28/2015 - 10/12/2015

Split This Rock calls poets to the center of public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. From our home in the nation’s capital we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination. All of Split This Rock’s programs are designed to integrate poetry of provocation and witness into public life and to support the poets who write and perform this critical work.

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The Job Pirate

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Posted 8.26.15

Brandon Christopher talks about the experiences that inspired his memoir The Job Pirate: An Entertaining Tale of My Job-Hopping in America which was published by Bleeding Heart Publications in February. Bleeding Heart Publications is featured in Small Press Points in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Growing a Literary Garden, the Art of the Sex Scene, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.26.15

What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.

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Telephone

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 8.26.15 by Writing Prompter

In the ​game of telephone, a sentence is whispered down a line from person to person until the last person says the sentence out loud, which oftentimes turns out to be humorously different, and distorted by misunderstandings, from the original. Write a short story that opens with a dialogue between two characters talking on the phone. After the conversation is finished, imagine that one character has completely misheard or misinterpreted something the other character has said. What are the consequences?

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Japanese Bookstore Vs. Amazon, Mistaking Difficult Writing for Brilliance, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.25.15

The poet Cynthia Macdonald has died; Duke freshmen boycott Bechdel's Fun Home; Morrissey releases debut novel; and other news.

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Marsha de la O

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Posted 8.25.15

"I knew she was carrying too, / building bits of flesh that fall into the world..." Marsha de la O reads "Possum" from her new poetry collection, Antidote for Night (BOA Editions, 2015), which is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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