Daily News from Poets & Writers

Poetry Café Wins $100,000 Small Business Competition

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.19.07

On March 13, a group of three poets won the $100,000 Microsoft "Ultimate Challenge" small business competition for their proposal of establishing a poetry café. The Mayhem Poets—Mason Granger, Kyle Sutton, and Scott Tarazevits, three friends who met at Rutgers University in New Jersey—entered the contest with an idea for a full-service restaurant that holds daily poetry workshops and nightly poetry performances.

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Director of Loft Literary Center to Retire

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.14.07

On March 9, Linda Myers, the executive director of the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Loft Literary Center, announced that she will retire in October.

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AAP Honors "The View"

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.13.07

At a ceremony last Tuesday during its annual meeting, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) presented the ABC daytime television show The View with its AAP Honors award. The show—hosted by Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O’Donnell, and Barbara Walters—will donate the award’s five thousand dollar prize to the literacy organization First Book, which provides books to children from low-income families. More

Oregon County to Close All of Its Libraries

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.12.07

A rural county in southern Oregon is scheduled to close all of its libraries after losing seven million dollars of federal funding. On April 7, Jackson County, Oregon, will close fifteen library branches and lay off approximately one hundred employees. While other library systems have recently faced closure, including Salinas and Merced counties in California, and Niagara Falls, New York, they have each found ways to avoid shutting down.

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Longfellow Honored With Postage Stamp

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.8.07

On March 15, the United States Postal Service will celebrate the two hundredth birthday of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by issuing a thirty-nine cent Longfellow stamp.

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Barnes & Noble Announces Closing of Distribution Center and Stores

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.6.07

In an earnings report released yesterday, Barnes & Noble announced that it will close its Memphis, Tennessee, Internet distribution center and lay off more than two hundred employees.

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