With recent grant funding of $1.4 million, the National Book Foundation aims to reach more readers.
Creating local reading spaces for young black boys.
The UN has declared the next ten years the UN Literacy Decade. During this period the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization will initiate its "International Plan of Action," designed to mobilize national governments, public and private organizations, universities, and local communities to create literacy programs, research who will most benefit from such programs, and find ways to monitor their success so that they can be improved upon and replicated elsewhere.
In his latest publishing venture, blockbuster novelist James Patterson has launched his “lightening-paced” novel series, BookShots, part of his ongoing efforts to support literacy and reach new readers.
Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, the Washington, D.C–based Writer’s Center remains committed to its original mission: the “creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work” both in the D.C. area and nationwide.
Now in its fifth year, the New York City–based Uni Project has installed hundreds of pop-up reading rooms in public spaces, bringing books to underserved communities throughout the city and beyond.
The challenges of digitizing ancient manuscripts; an interview with Alexandra Kleeman; U.K. students who write outside of school in decline; and other news.
Hilton Als on Edward Albee; Athens named World Book Capital 2018; the lost and found poetry of Misuzu Kaneko; and other news.
Marianne Moore’s revival; first books after forty; a new Kindle for book fetishists; and other news.
Beverly Cleary turns a hundred; writer Idra Novey’s love letter to translation; PEN literary awards announced; and other news.