Magazine Articles Tagged With literacy

Gabriel García Márquez Released From Hospital, Oxford University Press Offers Free Access for National Library Week, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.9.14

Joan Didion reviews Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me; looking ahead to the Los Angeles Festival of Books; British libraries branch out to attract visitors; and other news.

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New App Takes Users on a Dylan Thomas Walking Tour, Ted Hughes Estate Clashes With Biographer, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.31.14

Barry Harbaugh argues for editors; the New York Times’s haiku contest; Verso Books begin selling e-books directly to customers; and other news.

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Q&A: Tree Swenson Leaves Academy

by Catherine Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.12

May/June 2012

As Tree Swenson prepares to step down after ten years at the helm of the Academy of American Poets in New York City, she speaks about her next role as the executive director of the Richard Hugo House and returning to the Pacific Northwest.

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Underground Book Exchange Comes to New York City

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.18.09

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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.

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NEA Literature Director Spared a Mockingbird Lunch

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.8.09

Kelleys Island, Ohio, recently became the first community in the country to reach 100 percent participation in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, saving the NEA’s literature director from having to eat his words—or, rather, Harper Lee’s words.

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National Book Foundation Honors Innovations in Reading

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.7.09

The National Book Foundation announced on Tuesday the recipients of its first Innovations in Reading Prize, given to individuals and organizations using innovative approaches to engage readers.

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The Grim Reader

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.08

March/April 2008

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The National Endowment for the Arts releases To Read or Not to Read—a follow-up to the nonprofit's 2004 report, Reading at Risk—which further expounds on America's declining reading habits.

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The Poetic Appraisal

by Sarah Davis

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

Poetry in America, the 2006 report released by the Poetry Foundation, has spurred efforts to revitalize an interest in poetry among the general population, and in doing so, has also sparked a debate among those in the literary community.

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Penguin, NBA Team Up for Literacy

by Doug Diesenhaus

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

Penguin and the National Basketball Association (NBA) recently teamed up to launch a literacy campaign featuring the retired Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Ray Allen of the Seattle SuperSonics, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, and Becky Hammon of the New York Liberty, a team in the Women's National Basketball Association.

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The Law of Diminishing Readership

by Joseph Bednarik

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.06

May/June 2006

As marketing director of Copper Canyon Press, the thirty-four-year-old independent publisher of poetry in Port Townsend, Washington, I am required to read a lot. While most of the titles on my reading list are poetry collections, I recently read two nonfiction texts that got me thinking about the "economics" of creative writing.

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