Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:
Michael Cunningham considers two classic novels in tandem —James Joyce’s Ulysses and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. (Guardian)
Bulgarian poet Edvin Sugarev began a hunger strike three weeks ago  in protest of his nation’s government. (Sofia News Agency)
Author Lee Siegel considers the fate of humanities programs in American universities . (Wall Street Journal)
Poet Charles Simic compares the lazy summers of his youth  to his present moment: “Indolence requires patience—to lie in the sun, for instance, day after day—and I have none left.” (New York Review of Books)
From Herman Melville’s grave to Willa Cather’s Nebraska homeplace , Flavorwire lists the literary places everyone should visit.
In a ten-part series, actress Adjoa Andoh reads Zora Neale Hurston’s famed 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God . (BBC Radio 4)
Jesse Montgomery recounts witnessing Jonathan Franzen attempting to check out films  from UC Santa Cruz’s McHenry Library. (Full Stop)