Two editors launch a new digital magazine that explores the business of getting paid to write.
Writers Venues and Communities
Poet Robert Polito brings his years of experience in New York City's writing community to Chicago, where he succeeds John Barr as the president of the Poetry Foundation.
Visual artist Jonathan Allen and poet Anselm Berrigan team up to create LOADING, an exhibit in New York City that will be published in book form this fall by Brooklyn Arts Press.
The first museum of its kind in the United States, the Chicago-based American Writers Museum honors writers and writing that has helped shaped American society and culture.
In a continuing series on international writing communities, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with four authors in Tirana, Albania.
Writers & Books is a literary center based in Rochester, New York that features writing classes and workshops for youth and adults, community outreach programs, readings and talks by visiting and regional writers, residency programs at their rural retreat center, an annual Regional Playwriting Competition and citywide reading program, and internships in literary programming and management for high school and college students.
Even as historically underrepresented voices gain support and exposure in today’s literary community, writers with disabilities remain overlooked by most institutions and programs. Poet and advocate Jennifer Bartlett explains why and calls for change.
October book recommendations; National Book Award winner Phil Klay’s open letter to Donald Trump; how novelists write about climate change; and other news.
President Obama proclaims October as National Arts and Humanities Month; National Book Foundation announces 5 Under 35 honorees; Hollywood’s “most sought-after word nerds”; and other news.
A nonprofit in Iowa closes its residency program after ten years to focus more on public arts programming. Founder and former codirector Joe Lacina explains why.