On March 11 the board of directors of AWP ended its relationship with the organization’s long-time executive director, David Fenza. “I had no warnings,” he says.
At a time when the environment faces increasing threats, scholars and writers gather to promote conversation and interdisciplinary research about literature and environmental sustainability.
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. They offer a range of programs, all free of charge, for students, classrooms, and schools in the Bay Area. Their project-based approach allows students ownership over the writing process and strengthens their ability to express themselves clearly and in their own voice.
Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the cofounder of 100 Word Story, leads a literary tour of San Francisco, a city of rollicking rogues and home of the Beats.
Cynthia Nixon on playing Emily Dickinson; the Poetry Coalition; Jimmy Fallon donates $1 million to First Book; and other news.
Ander Monson, editor of DIAGRAM and author of Letter to a Future Lover, leads a literary tour of Tucson, Arizona, home of the renowned UA Poetry Center.
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.
In this tour of the Mile High City, novelist Jenny Shank visits the sites, writing groups, organizations, and presses that keep her hometown’s literary spirit alive in the bootstrapping tradition of those “roaring drunken miners” who founded it.
In our special section on writing contests, we take a look at three literary organizations offering prizes that include more than just cash—including time and space to write, career development, and more.
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.