Adichie Sparks Twitter Feminism Debate, Revisiting Susan Sontag, and More

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Germany proposes curfew for buying erotic e-books; Poetry Flash faces potential closure; Jonathan Galassi on his new novel; and other news.

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Jonathan Galassi

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Posted 7.1.15

Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, speaks with Beacon Press president Helene Atwan about his debut novel, Muse (Knopf, 2015), which is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Mundane Moments

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 7.1.15 by Writing Prompter

This week, jot down a list of five actions you perform on a daily basis—maybe it's tying your shoes, getting off at a certain bus stop, buying a cup of coffee, or brushing your teeth. Choose one of these mundane moments and write a scene in which a character is in the middle of performing this everyday task. Then bring in an element of the fantastic: Does an extraterrestrial or a doppelgänger appear? Is the character suddenly transported into the past or future? Explore the possibilities of what can occur when the ordinary collides with the extraordinary.

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Scholars at Risk at New York University

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Posted 6.30.15

Summer and/or Fall Development & Communications Intern
06/30/2015 - 07/30/2015

Scholars at Risk (SAR), based at NYU, is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities, and promoting academic freedom worldwide.

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David Foster Wallace’s Legacy, Apple Guilty of E-Book Conspiracy, and More

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James Patterson announces first round of library grants; Egypt seizes Islamic fundamentalist texts; a debate on genre labeling; and other news.

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Naomi Jackson

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Posted 6.30.15

Naomi Jackson shares her favorite writing tools and personal photos that provided inspiration for the characters in her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, published today by Penguin Press. Read more about Jackson in “First Fiction 2015" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, and catch her tour in the Reading Tour Manager.

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Landmark Poem

Poetry Prompt

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Posted 6.30.15 by Writing Prompter

Poets laureate traditionally compose and present ceremonial verse for official events and occasions, like a commemoration to the opening of a bridge or the unveiling of a monument. Write a poem dedicated to a familiar landmark as if you were introducing it to the world. You might research the actual historical significance, or invent a completely made-up history. What unexpected facts—real or imagined—would you include for future generations to learn about this particular landmark?

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Poets & Writers' Fifth Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading

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Posted 6.29.15 by RW Blogger

Poets & Writers' fifth annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading took place on June 11, 2015, before a packed house at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center.

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The Crisis in Nonfiction Publishing, Women Writers and the Diary Form, and More

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Bookstores plan events for Go Set a Watchman release; Haruki Murakami remembers the moment he became a novelist; Zadie Smith coauthors a sci-fi script; and other news.

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Todd

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Posted 6.29.15

In this short film presented by Electric Literature, a sentence from Etgar Keret's short story "Todd" is animated by Tatia Rosenthal and set to music by Christopher Bowen. Keret's new memoir, The Seven Good Years, was published this month by Riverhead Books and is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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