Items Tagged With Latino

Resources for Writers and the Role of Community: Washington, D.C. 2014

Posted 11.12.14

Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C., the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Carlos Parada Ayala, Sarah Browning, Elizabeth Bruce, and Regie Cabico.

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Hachette Rejects Amazon Proposal, a New Reading Device for the Blind, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.9.14

The book-buying habits of Parisians; the art of shelving books; a new reading device for the blind; and other news.

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Yale Receives Grant for Poetry Chair, Contest Judge on Poetry's "Irrelevance," and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.2.14

Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.

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Maya Angelou Dies at 86, Amazon Breaks Silence on Hachette Dispute, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.28.14

BookExpo America begins amid charges of lack of diversity; Gillian Flynn takes on Hamlet; The Poetry Archive reboots; and other news.

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Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize

Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given biennially for a second or third book by a Latino poet. Rigoberto González will judge. The winner is also invited to give readings in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Submit two copies of a manuscript of at least 50 pages by January 15, 2016. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Voices Summer Writing Workshops

Posted 2.4.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Houston, TX
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The 2013 Voices Summer Writing Workshops for writers of color, presented by the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, was held from June 23 to June 29 on the University of California campus in Berkeley. The program offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 2013 faculty included poets Elmaz Abinader, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ruth Forman, David Mura; fiction writers Junot Díaz, M. Evelina Galang, Mat Johnson, Jeffrey Renard Allen; and creative nonfiction writers Faith Adiele, and Staceyann Chin. In addition, two residencies are offered annually which allowed writers individual mentorship opportunities. Tuition was $800 for the workshop, and $700 for the residency. Visit the website for more information. 

Contact Information: 

Voices Summer Writing Workshops, Voices of Our Nations Foundation, 11903 Mullins Drive, Houston, TX 77035. (510) 214-2010. Diem Jones, Executive Director.