Nikki Giovanni on the fortieth anniversary of Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Roots; writers petition against Donald Trump; the inaugural Little Free Library Fest; and other news.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing the Black Panther comics; Guggenheim fellowships announced; the biases in marketing African fiction; and other news.
Whether it’s a daylong festival, a weekend conference, or a four-week residency, there are countless options for writers looking for a retreat. We rounded up more than eighty free conferences, residencies, and festivals across the country so that you can find the literary getaway that’s right for you—at little to no cost.
The endurance of bad similes; Joyce Carol Oates interviewed; former New Republic editor launching new journal with Steve Jobs’s widow; and other news.
From the long-standing tradition of the Texas Book Festival to the offbeat O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, acclaimed author Oscar Casares highlights a range of literary happenings and haunts in Austin, a city that pledges to keep it weird.
Dundee International Book Prize winner announced; Dylan Thomas’s reputation in Wales; Maryland bookstore donates to international charities; and other news.
Bronx bookstore to remain open after all; the San Antonio Library launches an “airport e-book” branch; the age of “Transrealism”; and other news.
A marathon Dylan Thomas reading; forthcoming books on ISIS; the debate about young adult fiction; and other news.
National Book Award in Fiction longlist announced; Terrance Hayes on music in poetry; Alison Bechdel to write memoir on fitness fads; and other news.