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  • In Denis Johnson’s classic short story collection Jesus’ Son (Farrar, Straus and Giroux,...
  • Zachary Schomburg’s poetry collection Fjords Vol. 1 (Black Ocean, 2012) was inspired by...
  • “Is it possible to tell a story about getting better that is as compelling as a story of falling...

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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

Leslie Jamison reads her essay “The Broken Heart of James Agee” from The Empathy Exams (Graywolf Press, 2014) for a reading series hosted by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.... more

G&A: The Contest Blog

In the nineteenth episode of Ampersand, editor in chief Kevin Larimer and senior editor Melissa Faliveno preview the May/June 2018 issue, featuring over 100 contests with no entry fees, a look at the money behind free contests, a special... more

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