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The Written Image: Last Night's Reading


In her new book, illustrator Kate Gavino—author of the popular Last Night’s Reading blog—brings hundreds of literary readings to life by pairing illustrations of authors with selected quotes from each event.

Architecture for Travelers


This spring poets Joshua Edwards and Lynn Xu will build a house together after exploring the meaning of home through writing, photography, and a 680-mile walk across Texas.

The Savvy Self-Publisher: William Hertling’s Avogadro Corp

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

November/December 2015

<p>A successful self-published novelist talks about how he used his background in programing and knowledge of artificial intelligence to write and market his best-selling techno thriller series. Editor Jessica Page Morrell and publicist Jessica Glenn weigh in and give advice to burgeoning self-publishers.</p>

Posted 4.15.15

Benjamin Percy, the author of five books, including the novel The Dead Lands, published in April by Grand Central Publishing, wrote and recorded this literary rendition of the Ed Bruce song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," which was popularized in 1978 by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

Lambda's San Diego School Initiative


In the LGBTQ Writers in Schools program’s first district-wide partnership, Lambda Literary teams up with the second largest school district in California to bring LGBTQ books and authors to students.

After the MFA: Fantasy, Reality, and Lessons Learned

Online Only, posted 8.20.14

A writer compares what she thought would happen after receiving her MFA with what actually happened, and offers a few practical lessons to writers who may be considering, or who have recently completed, a graduate writing program.

Where We Write: Kansas

by Julene Bair

The Literary Life

May/June 2014

<p>Years after leaving her family farm in Kansas, a memoirist discovers meaning in her work while revisiting the past, and exploring her family’s relationship to the land.</p>

A Q&A With Willie Perdomo

by Tyehimba Jess


May/June 2014

<p>With his new collection of poems, <i>The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon</i>, Willie Perdomo offers a soulful melody that is as deep and vital and dynamic as the poet’s roots in New York City’s Nuyorican poetry scene.</p>

The Sentimentalist: In Defense of Feeling

by Nate Pritts

The Literary Life

March/April 2014

<p>Emphasizing the distinction between sentiment and sentimentality, a poet makes his case for writing with genuine emotion.</p>
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