A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism and allowing the creative impulse to guide the mind fluidly and freely can revitalize the practice of writing.
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PEN American Center’s Human Rights Day event; Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems reissued; poet Heather McHugh’s nonprofit; and other news.
The case against “book-dropping”; literary characters who never die; the often-elusive titling process; and other news.
Artist and architect Matteo Pericoli pairs drawings of views from the desks of writers around the world with essays by those writers about where they write, what they see, and how their view informs their work
Writers take bookmaking into their own hands at Portland, Oregon’s Independent Publishing Resource Center.
Having left her home in Havana as a refugee at the age of three, an author explores the truth of what it means to be a writer in exile.
Learning to inhabit a new country and language helps a German-born writer discover her voice and understand how that voice hinges on the place in which she lives.
Akashic Books to launch left-leaning sports imprint; Margaret Sullivan weighs in on Amazon-Hachette dispute; U.K. bookstores launch "Super Thursday"; and other news.
John Green campaigns for clean water in Ethiopia; J. R. R. Tolkein’s poem that inspired The Lord of the Rings; the inaugural Slate/Whiting Second Novel List; and other news.
Penguin launches Cartoon Network imprint; speed-reading a novel; the trouble with writing; and other news.