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by Julia Fierro
Founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Fierro discusses how creating her own workshop program—and in doing so, building her own community of writers—allowed her to rediscover her own voice.
BitLit partners with HarperCollins; Julia Turner named editor in chief of Slate; the burdens placed upon writers of color in academia; and other news.
Mathematical Poetry Month; the best books to celebrate warmer weather; John Updike’s home turf; and other news.
by Evan Smith Rakoff
The Christian Science Monitor reports independent bookstores are increasing sales; Author Patrick Wensink candidly reveals how much money he made after breaking into the Amazon top ten; Susan Orlean shares her memories of working for the Boston Phoenix; and other news.
by Melissa Faliveno
Melissa Levin of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council discusses how the nonprofit organization, which was displaced both by the September 11 attacks and more recently Hurricane Sandy, continues to provide office and studio space to writers and artists in lower Manhattan.
by Carrie Neill
Flying Object, a nonprofit artists and writers collaborative located in Hadley, Massachusetts, attracts hundreds of writers every month through classes, workshops, readings, exhibitions, and a do-it-yourself letterpress studio.
by John Stazinski
The Grub Street literary center has created a long-form fiction class that might offer a cure for the novel-writing anxiety that the traditionally story-centric MFA workshop isn’t equipped to resolve.
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