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Twain House Forges Ahead With Series of Fund-raisers

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Online Only, posted 9.29.08

Faced with financial woes that have threatened to close its doors, the Mark Twain House and Museum has planned a series of fund-raising events aimed at saving the historic site in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

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The Bookkeeper Bungle: Indie Publisher Recalls Errant Rejection Letters

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Online Only, posted 9.26.08

Feeling snubbed by Academy Chicago, the thirty-three-year-old independent press praised by many writers as author-friendly? Check your rejection letter—you may have received it in error.

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USDA to Museum: Hemingway's Six-Toed Cats Can Stay

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Online Only, posted 9.26.08

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Florida, announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that allows around fifty cats to stay on the grounds of the Nobel Prize winner's home. The famous six-toed cats—descended from a cat named Snowball—were the subject of a five-year battle between the museum and the federal government.

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National Book Foundation Honors Five Debut Fiction Writers

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Online Only, posted 9.25.08

The National Book Foundation announced yesterday the five debut fiction writers who will be honored at the third annual 5 Under 35 celebration.

 

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Chicago Poet Seeks Collaborators for Anti-War Street Performance

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Online Only, posted 9.24.08

Poet Jennifer Karmin is asking for anyone and everyone to collaborate with her on a four thousand word poem to be performed in her hometown of Chicago. Each word represents one of the more than forty-one hundred American soldiers killed in Iraq.

 

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Among 2008 MacArthur Fellows

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Online Only, posted 9.23.08

Fiction writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of twenty-five individuals from a variety of professional fields to receive a $500,000 "genius" fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. MacArthur president Jonathan Fanton said the winners received a phone call last week informing them that they would receive the unconditional "no strings attached" support over the next five years. 

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