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The Human Library's Many Books

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A Danish organization challenges library patrons worldwide to confront prejudices and change perspectives through conversations with “human books.”

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Widbook Widens the Writing Network

by Rachel Lieff Axelbank

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A start-up based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, aims to change the face of digital publishing through a writing-based social media tool.

 

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Agents & Editors: Susan Golomb

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

Susan Golomb, whose clients include Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner, and William T. Vollmann, talks about the ebb and flow of submission season, the art of the preemptive offer, and the gems she finds in her slush pile.

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Small Press Points: Curbside Splendor

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.14

March/April 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Curbside Splendor, a recently expanded independent press located in Chicago.

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Q&A: Brenda Greene Celebrates Black Literature

by Charif Shanahan

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.

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The Written Image

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

An exhibit celebrating the artistic community surrounding poet Robert Duncan and his partner, artist Jess Collins, will travel across the country throughout the year, starting this spring in New York City.  

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue’s MagNet features Creative Nonfiction, Brick, the White Review, Little Star, and Ecotone.

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Students Serve as Poet Ambassadors

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

This April, during National Poetry Month, and through September, five high school students will work to promote poetry across the country.

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Art & Words Inspires Writers, Artists

by Christie Taylor

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

An innovative exhibit in Fort Worth, Texas, encourages artists and writers to take inspiration from one another’s work.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird and Justin Hocking’s The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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