Twitter Fiction Festival, Louis Vuitton's Literary Salon, 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:

Twitter is playing host to a Twitter Fiction Festival next month—submissions are open to anyone. (GallyCat)

Shelf Awareness reports Amazon's next best business will likely be exploiting its "trove of purchase and browsing data."

Luxury-goods powerhouse Louis Vuitton has opened a literary salon in Paris. The exhibit—which includes Ed Ruscha's Kerouac-inspired artwork, books for sale, and scheduled literary discussions—runs through 2012. (Los Angeles Times)

Novelist D. J. Taylor lists the best ten literary parodies, including Hugh Kingsmill's "What, Still Alive at Twenty-Two?", which spoofs A. E. Housman's "A Shropshire Lad." (Guardian)

Photographs have surfaced of James Franco’s screen adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. (We Got This Covered)

On her Tumblr, novelist Jami Attenberg shares recent thoughts on "sexism, feminism, and literature."

In his new show I Can't Stop Thinking About Yesterday at the Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City, artist Kent Rogowski combines the titles of hundreds of self-help books to create a larger narrative.

Bret Easton Ellis has accused Lindsay Lohan of missing work. (Entertainment Weekly)