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Saskatchewan Writers Retreat Celebrates Twenty Years

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Online Only, posted 6.30.09

Author Richard Ford will be the keynote speaker next month when the Sage Hill Writing Experience celebrates its twentieth anniversary in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley.

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U.K. Bookseller Readies for U.S. Web Launch

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Online Only, posted 6.29.09

The Book Depository, a British online retailer, is gearing up for the launch of its U.S. Web site next month. Designed to make the Gloucester-based bookseller more competitive against North American vendors, the site will feature content and pricing geared toward American customers. 

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Turkish Author Acquitted of Insulting Islam

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Online Only, posted 6.26.09

Author Nedim Gürsel, who was charged with insulting Islam after the publication of his 2008 novel The Daughters of Allah, was acquitted yesterday by a court in Istanbul. According to the Turkish news network BIA, the court said that “the novel as a whole does not have any criminal intent and does not represent a crime.” 

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CalArts Appoints Matthew Shenoda to New Diversity Position

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Online Only, posted 6.25.09

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Poet Matthew Shenoda has been named the first Assistant Provost for Equity and Diversity at California Institute of the Arts. The newly created position is part of an institute-wide initiative to promote intercultural awareness and develop support mechanisms for students from varying ethnic backgrounds. 

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NEA Grants Nearly $3.8 Million for Big Read Programs

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Online Only, posted 6.24.09

Yesterday the National Endowment for the Arts announced that it would grant $3,742,765 to 269 organizations nationwide to fund Big Read programming from September 2009 to June 2010.

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Perseus Cuts Twenty Positions, Will Publish Fewer Books Next Year

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Online Only, posted 6.23.09

Perseus Books Group, whose imprints include Basic Books, DaCapo, Running Press, Vanguard Press, Seal Press, and Public Affairs, laid off twenty people late last week. The layoffs affect about 3 percent of the publisher's total work force; most of the positions being cut are from the publishing side of the company and a few are from the distribution side.

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