Susan Delvalle to Step Down at Creative Capital, Missing Outdoor Reading in New York City, and More

by Staff

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

Susan Delvalle will step down from her role as president and executive director of Creative Capital in September. During her tenure, Delvalle increased the organization’s operating budget, expanded various artist services, and facilitated the organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The search for a new director is now in progress.  

“The summer is when New Yorkers turn the stoops and benches of the city into their living rooms, and it’s when you get to see what everyone is reading.” As New Yorkers anticipate a quiet summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, the editors at the New York Times cherish archival photos of outdoor reading.  

Publishers Weekly checked in with the two Minneapolis indie bookstores located in the areas most affected by the city’s riots in protest of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by police. Neither store suffered physical damage. 

“What we’re trying to do at Kaya is to show what is possible.” Sunyoung Lee and Neelanjana Banerjee of Kaya Press reflect on twenty-six years of publishing voices from the Asian diaspora. (Art Works)

Transit Books is publishing a new translation of The Tree and the Vine by the Dutch writer Dola de Jong. At the Paris Review Daily, Lucy Scholes explains why this complex psychosexual drama was first dismissed as “shameless” lesbian pulp. 

“What good is autobiography if it can’t get the self un-stuck from itself?” Annette Weisser talks to the Believer about thinking through broader political and historical questions by beginning with personal experience

Samanta Schweblin discusses exploring the “legal and moral limits of new technologies” in her recent speculative novel, Little Eyes. (Millions)

Vogue highlights seven literary classics that appeared as props in the recent television adaptation of Normal People

And the Daily Shout-Out goes to the Believer for its weekly virtual comics workshops. Tonight at 7:00 PM EDT, Nicole J. Georges is leading a class on self-care comics.