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Wave Books, Henry Gallery to Host Three Days of Poetry in Seattle

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Online Only, posted 7.2.09

Editors at the independent poetry press Wave Books recently announced that they will host a three-day poetry event in Seattle at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery. Slated to run from August 14 to 16, the festival will feature readings, film screenings, exhibitions, discounts on poetry books at fourteen local bookstores, and, according to the organizer’s Web site, wild blackberry picking. 

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Tennessee Libraries Celebrate James Agee Centennial

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Online Only, posted 7.1.09

Tennesseans are preparing to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of poet, writer, and critic James Agee. The Knoxville-born author is the subject of an upcoming art exhibition at the Nashville Public Library, and will also be feted with a three-day festival at the Knox County Library.

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Saskatchewan Writers Retreat Celebrates Twenty Years

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Online Only, posted 6.30.09

Author Richard Ford will be the keynote speaker next month when the Sage Hill Writing Experience celebrates its twentieth anniversary in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley.

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U.K. Bookseller Readies for U.S. Web Launch

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Online Only, posted 6.29.09

The Book Depository, a British online retailer, is gearing up for the launch of its U.S. Web site next month. Designed to make the Gloucester-based bookseller more competitive against North American vendors, the site will feature content and pricing geared toward American customers. 

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Turkish Author Acquitted of Insulting Islam

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Online Only, posted 6.26.09

Author Nedim Gürsel, who was charged with insulting Islam after the publication of his 2008 novel The Daughters of Allah, was acquitted yesterday by a court in Istanbul. According to the Turkish news network BIA, the court said that “the novel as a whole does not have any criminal intent and does not represent a crime.” 

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CalArts Appoints Matthew Shenoda to New Diversity Position

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Online Only, posted 6.25.09

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Poet Matthew Shenoda has been named the first Assistant Provost for Equity and Diversity at California Institute of the Arts. The newly created position is part of an institute-wide initiative to promote intercultural awareness and develop support mechanisms for students from varying ethnic backgrounds. 

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