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  • In his experimental memoir, I Remember (Angel Hair Books, 1970), Joe Brainard begins...
  • Miranda July’s short story “The Metal Bowl” is about a marriage and a secret that one partner...
  • In a series of poems titled “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin,” Terrance Hayes...

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Readings & Workshops

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So Hyun Chang (of Bittersweet: The Immigrant Stories) at our seventh annual Connecting Cultures reading in Los Angeles. The event took place on June 4, 2017 at Beyond Baroque. (Credit: Craig Johnson)
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Norma L. Eaton (of Urban Possibilities) at our seventh annual Connecting Cultures reading in Los Angeles. The event took place on June 4, 2017 at Beyond Baroque. (Credit: Craig Johnson)
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Ashla Chavez Razzano (of 826LA) at our seventh annual Connecting Cultures reading in Los Angeles. The event took place on June 4, 2017 at Beyond Baroque. (Credit: Craig Johnson)

Poets & Writers Theater

“When you see yourself reflected in literature, it enlarges your ideas of what is possible for you.” MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Jesmyn Ward takes PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown on a tour of her hometown in Mississippi and shares... more

G&A: The Contest Blog

In the sixteenth episode of Ampersand, editor in chief Kevin Larimer and senior editor Melissa Faliveno preview the November/December 2017 issue, which includes a special section on literary magazines and small presses open to submissions... more

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