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Building a Museum of Their Own

News and Trends

September/October 2012

Plans are under way by the American Writers Museum Foundation to develop the first national museum dedicated entirely to the history and influence of American literature.

VIDA's Powerful Point

News and Trends

September/October 2012

With its buzz-generating statistical count of male and female literary bylines, nonprofit organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has raised awareness of gender disparity in publishing and created a space in which women can exchange ideas and be heard.

The Teachable Talent: Why Creative Writing Can Be Taught

Special Section

September/October 2012

Having witnessed firsthand the merits of one student’s MFA education, author and creative writing teacher Gregory Spatz considers the well-worn debate on whether creative writing can be taught, and what he himself learned from his mentorship role.

Digital Digest: Crowdfunding for the Literary Set

News and Trends

September/October 2012

With crowdfunding platforms gaining traction in the publishing world, writers now have a means of accessing wider readerships while simultaneously soliciting funding to launch literary projects.

Enduring Discovery: Marriage, Parenthood, and Poetry

The Literary Life

September/October 2012

After navigating a devastating crisis, husband-and-wife poets Craig Morgan Teicher and Brenda Shaughnessy reflect on the fortifying powers of poetry and their commitment to their marriage and one another’s work.

Q&A: NYU's Landau Directs Paris MFA

News and Trends

September/October 2012

As director of NYU’s creative writing program, Deborah Landau speaks about the university’s new low-residency MFA program in Paris and the storied literary history of the City of Light.

Q&A: The NEA’s New Literature Director

News and Trends

July/August 2012

As he steps into his new role as the NEA’s literature director, Ira Silverberg speaks about the books that first drew him to literature and how he’s currently serving the field at the nation’s largest art organization.

Librotraficante Takes Back the Book

News and Trends

July/August 2012

In a fight against the controversial Arizona House Bill 2281, which effectively bans ethnic-studies classes and curricula, novelist Tony Diaz and other members of the Texas-based arts advocacy group Nuestra Palabra have formed a network of writers and supporters to raise awareness about the impact of the bill and to counter its effects with initiatives such as “banned book bashes” and the building of underground libraries.

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Digital Digest: The “Single-Sitting” Revolution

News and Trends

July/August 2012

Despite worries that digital media sounded the death knell for serious, immersive reading, publishing platforms such as the iPad, Kindle, and Nook have given rise to single-sitting works—longform journalism pieces, single stories, and short novellas—that have broad reader appeal.

Small Press Points

News and Trends

July/August 2012

Small Press Points highlights the innovative and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Stoneslide Books, a recently launched fiction press looking for narratives that prompt readers “to think, to ask questions, to move the mind forward.”

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