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Guide for the Self-Published, Virginia Woolf’s Family Newspaper, and More

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Online Only, posted 6.24.13

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:

National Novel Writing Month is this November, and to help prepare, Camp NaNoWriMo starts July 1. (GalleyCat)

Book critic David L. Ulin looks at the best ways to teach poetry to young people, and what can be gleaned from the new book created by McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation, Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry. (StarTribune)

If you’re having trouble coming up with new ideas, try dimming the lights. (Salon)

Sharon Bially created a handy book promotion guide for the self-published. (Writers Unboxed)

In an editorial for the New York Times, author and educator Verlyn Klinkenborg considers the current state of student writing.

Brain Pickings showcases Virginia Woolf’s illustrated family newspaper.

In a continuing series of discussions concerning fairy tales, the Los Angeles Review of Books hosted a roundtable on The Little Mermaid with A. N. Devers, Sarah Kuhn, Shana Mlawski, and Rachelle Cruz.

WORD bookstore in Brooklyn has created a Tumblr featuring the dogs that visit the store.

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City Guide

by Jen Michalski

Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.

Upcoming Events
University of Chicago - Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801
October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
The New School's Orozco Room
October 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Poetry Foundation
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
City Lights Bookstore
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Poet's House
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Conferences & Residencies
West Cork, Ireland
Riga, Latvia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Writing Contests
University of Evansville
American Library Association
Magazine Articles

by Mira Ptacin

November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.


by Staff

Politics & Prose replaces Barnes & Noble as official National Book Festival bookseller; new Berryman volume and reissues released; Carlos Lozada named nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post; and other news.

Directory of Writers
Charlottesville, VA
Brooklyn, NY
Raleigh, NC

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