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Secret Filming of Midnight's Children Wraps, Gertrude Stein Takes San Francisco, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.20.11

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:

A secretly produced film based on Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children has just been wrapped in Sri Lanka. (BBC News)

San Francisco is in store for a veritable "Summer of Stein," with two exhibitions devoted to the far reach of Gertrude Stein's imagination and influence. (Lies Like Truth)

Farther south in Los Angeles, artist Daniela Comani reimagines classics from the other side of gender—think Mister Dalloway, Our Woman in Havana—in an exhibition on view through June 4. (Jacket Copy)

Musician P. J. Harvey, who last year showcased her visual arts abilities as a guest designer of Zoetrope: All-Story, wants to put her poems and short prose into the world, as well. (Clash)

Meanwhile, poet Robert Pinsky shows his jazz hand. (Slate)

A Missouri women's soccer team gives props to Robert Frost for aiding its thirteen-game winning streak. (Lake News)

Revisiting beloved children's books as a parent reveals complex relationships with tiny tomes. (Millions)

Poet Charles Simic reflects on the tragedy of the closed library, an "institution on which the workings of our democracy depend." (NYR Blog)

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