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A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

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David Sedaris Animated

In this animated video, David Sedaris shares an anecdote about a humbling plane ride and the people who keep us honest and kind. For more stories from Sedaris about leadership, character, and writing, listen to the Washington Post's new On Leadership podcast.

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Cutting Teeth

Julia Fierro, founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, speaks on the desire to portray the new American woman's experience in her debut novel, Cutting Teeth (St. Martin's Press, 2014). Fierro is featured in "The MFA Alternatives: Independent Writing Workshops" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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We Are Not Ourselves

Marysue Rucci, editor in chief at Simon & Schuster, speaks about her immediate response and connection to the story and characters from We Are Not Ourselves, a forthcoming debut novel from Matthew Thomas. Read more on the backstory of this novel in "A Day in the Life of a Publishing House" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Claudia Emerson

In this video from the Cortland Review, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet offers a glimpse into her home and shares how her life in Virginia has influenced her work. Emerson discusses the pros and cons of journal writing in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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What Makes a Word "Real?"

Anne Curzan, an English professor at the University of Michigan, continues to be fascinated with language. In this TED talk, she offers insight on how words make it into dictionaries and who decides whether "YOLO" is, in fact, a word.

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American Poets Abroad

Edward Hirsch speaks about American poets and poetry abroad at the Academy of American Poets' 2013 Poets Forum. Hirsch discusses his two new books, Gabriel and A Poet's Glossary, in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. For more Hirsch, watch him on the Why We Write panel at the Poets & Writers Live event in New York City this past June.

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Writers Helping Writers

"We teach people that good writing is about empathy." GrubStreet is an independent writing center in Boston with thirty regular instructors and twenty-five hundred students. GrubStreet is featured in "The MFA Alternatives: Independent Writing Workshops" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Bespoke Libraries

From his workshop in Boulder, Colorado, Thatcher Wine custom-tailors libraries with original cover designs, creating an art piece within a book collection. CBS 48 Hours correspondent Richard Schlesinger interviews the designer about his unique take on books.

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Family Therapy

"Our family trait is to remember / only the good times / like a last blown kiss at the door." This poem from Cynthia Atkins is made into a short film by the Poetry Storehouse. Atkins is the author of In the Event of Full Disclosure (Wordtech, 2013), a book of poetry exploring mental illness and family ties.

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Literature vs. Traffic

This documentary film captures a 2012 art installation from Luzinterruptus, an internationally-known light-artists collective from Spain. The team received ten thousand discarded library books, added LED lights, and displayed them in a public space in Melbourne, Australia.

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