Items Tagged With volunteering

Detroit's New "Writers Residency"

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

As part of a plan to revitalize Detroit’s literary community, the nonprofit Write a House will begin awarding writers with refurbished houses in the Motor City this fall.


Zadie Smith Mourns the Seasons, $6 Million Donated to the New York Public Library, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.14.14

A bookstore in East Harlem collects donations for victims of the neighborhood explosion; a new study finds that most Americans use libraries regularly; writers wonder whether happiness has a place in poetry and fiction; and other news.


Joyce Maynard on J. D. Salinger, Poetry Helps Dementia Patients, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.16.13

Joyce Maynard discusses her relationship with J. D. Salinger; Natasha Trethewey showcases a poetry project that helps dementia patients; Joshua Ferris explores the iconic male hero; and other news.


Underground Book Exchange Comes to New York City

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.18.09


Literature-craving commuters in New York City can now enjoy their own version of a program first launched in the London Underground six months ago—a free book exchange. Choose What You Read NY, a volunteer-run nonprofit, has begun setting up camp near major subway stations on the first Tuesday of each month to collect and redistribute donated books.