Bukowski Tribute, Jennifer Weiner's Eugenides's Vest, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:

Google unveiled its entry into the tablet market, the Nexus 7.

Jonathan Franzen recently led a group of fifteen people through New York City's Central Park on a birding expedition. Mr. Franzen will be featured in a new HBO documentary, Birders: The Central Park Effect. (New York Times)

GalleyCat details five ways authors can promote their books.

Julie Bosman reports the redesign of classic novels to attract a new generation of readers. (New York Times)

If you're near Los Angeles this weekend, film stars Harry Dean Stanton, Rebecca De Mornay, and many other fans of the poet and novelist Charles Bukowski, will celebrate the late author with a free outdoor performance on Saturday evening. (Los Angelos Times)

The Hairpin offers a better book club, or, rather, a thematic book, film, and food club.

New York City's Revolution Books, which opened in 1979, is attempting to raise money to keep its lease. (Vanishing New York)

From Jami Attenberg's Tumblr, we learn best-selling author Jennifer Weiner has donned Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides's famous vest to advertise Weiner's new book, The Next Best Thing.