Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Among 2008 MacArthur Fellows

by Staff
9.23.08

Fiction writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of twenty-five individuals from a variety of professional fields to receive a $500,000 "genius" fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. MacArthur president Jonathan Fanton said the winners received a phone call last week informing them that they would receive the unconditional "no strings attached" support over the next five years. 

Graywolf to Publish Bakeless Prize Winners

by Staff
9.22.08

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference announced on Friday its plans to partner with Graywolf Press to publish the winners of the conference's Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize, given annually for first books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

 

Seventy Years After Death, Lorca's Remains to Be Exhumed

by Staff
9.18.08

The relatives of poet Federico García Lorca, who was executed by fascists in the early morning hours of August 18, 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, recently agreed to allow authorities to excavate the mass grave, located in a village near Granada, Spain, where he is believed to be buried.

California Poets Unite for L.A. Poetry Marathon

by Staff
9.15.08
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On Saturday, September 27, over sixty southern California poets will come together for a fourteen hour poetry marathon to benefit Avenue 50 Studio, a multicultural gallery and exhibition space in the city's Highland Park district.

 

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