Daily News from Poets & Writers

Bush to Nominate NEA's Gioia for Second Term as Chairman

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Online Only, posted 10.6.06

The Associate Press reported on September 28 that President Bush plans to renominate Dana Gioia for a second term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Gioia took office in 2003, succeeding Michael P. Hammond, who died seven days after assuming his duties in 2002.

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Brown Universty Hosts Three-day Festival to Celebrate Conjunctions Anniversary

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Online Only, posted 10.5.06

John Ashbery, Robert Coover, Ann Lauterbach, Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Edgar Wideman are just a few of the poets and fiction writers who will give readings and participate in roundtable discussions during a three-day festival hosted by Brown University...

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Creative Writing Program Receives $15 Million Bequest

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Online Only, posted 10.4.06

The University of Washington in Seattle announced on September 28 that its creative writing program had received a bequest of $15 million from the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Foundation.

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Sony Launches Digital Book Reader

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Online Only, posted 9.27.06

Sony Corporation announced yesterday the launch of the Sony Reader, a device for reading electronic books. The $350 Reader, which weighs nine ounces and is roughly the size of a trade paperback book, can hold approximately eighty digital books.

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Amazon Launches New E-book Reader, Kindle

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Online Only, posted 9.27.06

Amazon.com chief executive Jeff Bezos yesterday announced the launch of Kindle, an e-book reader that his company has spent the last three years developing. Kindle, which retails for $399, weighs 10.3 ounces and can hold two hundred books at once.

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Adobe Unveils New E-book Software

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Online Only, posted 9.27.06

Less than a month after Sony Corporation announced the launch of the Sony Reader, a device for reading electronic books, Adobe Systems has released a beta version of Digital Editions, a software package that includes an e-book viewer.

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