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HarperCollins Launches Book Trailer Contest

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.2.09

HarperCollins is sponsoring a contest for the best video book trailer that promotes Elmore Leonard's forthcoming novel Road Dogs. The publisher is seeking a video between thirty seconds and two minutes "that captures the spirit" of the novel. "It should have intrigue, edge, and energy."

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University of New Mexico Press Staff Shaken Over Layoffs

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.1.09

The University of New Mexico Press, reportedly facing an operating deficit as a result of the current recession, recently announced layoffs and the possibility of outsourcing distribution, according to a strongly worded press release circulated yesterday.

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Americans for the Arts to Request More NEA Money

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.31.09

The lobbying group Americans for the Arts, in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus, which is comprised of nearly two hundred members of the House of Representatives from more than forty states, is in Washington, D.C. today to celebrate the twenty-second annual Arts Advocacy Day and to ask Congress to increase the annual appropriation for the National Endowment for the Arts. A recent omnibus appropriation bill included $155 million for the NEA, but the group plans to ask for $200 million.

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Academy Prepares for National Poetry Month

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.30.09

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The Academy of American Poets launches on Wednesday the fourteenth annual National Poetry Month, a thirty-day celebration of poetry in American culture. Throughout April, the organization will sponsor events in New York City and initiate poetry-sharing programs nationwide.

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2009 PEN World Voices to Host 160 International Writers and Artists

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.27.09

The fifth annual PEN Word Voices festival will kick off in New York City on April 28, featuring sixty events with writers from forty countries, PEN American Center announced on Wednesday.

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Picador Launches Book Club on Twitter

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.26.09

Every Tuesday the literary trade paperback imprint will choose a new book (published by Picador, of course) and invite readers to discuss it via the social networking and microblogging service—in 140-character text messages called "tweets"—two weeks later.

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