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by Stacia Brown
Amidst questions of racial diversity in the publishing industry, the Hurston/Wright foundation continues its outstanding support of African American writers, promising a brighter outlook for the state of writing in America.
Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C., the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Carlos Parada Ayala, Sarah Browning, Elizabeth Bruce, and Regie Cabico.
Kobo launches first waterproof e-reader; Robin Williams biography in the works; how where you live affects your writing; and other news.
Jess Row reads an excerpt from his novel, Your Face in Mine, published in August by Riverhead Books.
Your Face in Mine
Warner Bros. and RatPac option The Goldfinch; Macmillan expands library e-book program; Nikki Giovanni on NPR’s final episode of Tell Me More; and other news.
Simon & Schuster partners with Regan Arts; early J. D. Salinger stories republished; Oakland couple creates new space for poetry; and other news.
Amazon shushes authors; Sweetness #9 receives the “Colbert Bump”; the Baffler opens archives online; and other news.
BitLit partners with HarperCollins; Julia Turner named editor in chief of Slate; the burdens placed upon writers of color in academia; and other news.
Booksellers launch drive for immigrant children; Middle Eastern entrepreneur hawks banned books; student discovers lost photograph of Alfred Lord Tennyson; and other news.
Rutgers appoints poet A. Van Jordan to faculty; BookStats discontinues services; NYPL to potentially restructure its board; and other news.
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