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August 14, 2012  

In This Issue
How Walking Can Awaken Your Writing
The Dark Room Collective, Then and Now
$1,000 Poetry Prize Named for Margaret Atwood
A Spectrum of Inspiration
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HOW WALKING CAN AWAKEN YOUR WRITING


Maira Kalman video

"You see everything you need to see for a lifetime," says author and illustrator Maira Kalman of walking in a city. Follow her in this video from Clips as she describes how movement awakens her creativity.

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THE DARK ROOM COLLECTIVE, THEN AND NOW


Dark Room Collective
Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

The Dark Room Collective formed in 1988 with the mission to create a community for black writers. Its members have included Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, and poets Major Jackson, Sharan Strange, Kevin Young, and many others. Read about the group's present-day reincarnation and take a look at a slideshow offering a history of the group.

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$1,000 POETRY PRIZE NAMED FOR MARGARET ATWOOD


Wattpad, a digital platform for writers and readers to share and discover new work, has announced the creation of an award named for author and literary icon Margaret Atwood. The $1,000 prize, for ten poems or a single poem, focuses on poetic form. Winners also receive feedback from Atwood and the chance to be a character in her next novel.

Read More at G&A: The Contest Blog

A SPECTRUM OF INSPIRATION


Natalie Serber In Writers Recommend, Natalie Serber discusses how visual art offers her inspiration at different stages of her creative process. When brainstorming, Serber goes to Gregory Crewdson's photographs, which push her to make sense of the captivating images. Conversely, painter Mark Rothko offers her mind a place of respite and reflection.

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SERVING LITERATURE


Ira Silverberg
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Ira Silverberg has played many roles in the literary community, from agent to editor to publicity director. In his new position as literature director at the National Endowment for the Arts, he oversees how NEA funds for literary projects are allocated. Read our Q&A with Silverberg and find out how he plans to serve the field in his new role.

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LEARN FROM THE LEADERS IN CREATIVE WRITING, JOURNALISM, PUBLISHING, AND SCREEN WRITING (SPONSORED ARTICLE) 


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