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by Maya C. Popa
Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, the Washington, D.C–based Writer’s Center remains committed to its original mission: the “creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work” both in the D.C. area and nationwide.
by Michael Bourne
National Book Foundation launches program for LGBTQ teens; Tournament of Books brackets posted; Robert Lowell’s complicated relationships with women; and other news.
Iran censors “wine” in books; National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize submissions now open; poet and Omnidawn Publishing cofounder Rusty Morrison talks about her work as an editor and poet; and other news.
The sixth Poets & Writers Live event, held in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015, started with advice and encouragement from leaders of some of the area’s literary nonprofits; continued with panel discussions on literary magazines, small presses, and self-publishing, as well as craft talks and readings; and concluded with a book fair featuring titles published by local presses.
by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum
With an app, a website, and a fleet of rotary-style pay phones, the new interactive project Call Me Ishmael allows readers and book lovers to call the fabled sailor and leave him personal messages about their favorite books.
by Arvin Temkar
The Asian American Writers Workshop rings in its twenty-fifth year at the forefront of the movement to diversify the publishing industry, and to provide advocacy, education, opportunity, and visibility to Asian American poets and writers.
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