The executive director of the Academy of American Poets discusses the forthcoming rebranding of its website, poets.org, in celebration of the organization’s eightieth anniversary.
The Poe Museum began over a century ago when Edgar Allan Poe collector and researcher James Howard Whitty and a group of literary enthusiasts met in Poe’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia to create the state’s first monument to a writer. The Poe Museum’s collection is now the most comprehensive in the world and its programs reach thousands of scholars, students, teachers, and literary enthusiasts every year. Museum guests can see such rarities as Poe’s boyhood bed, his clothing, and a lock of his hair.
George Washington’s hair found in library book; the importance of rereading; in praise of queer teen fiction; and other news.
Writer’s Atelier is a place writers can visit to associate or network with other writers and improve their craft. They provide a variety of editing and consulting services for writers as well. The facility hosts literary group gatherings, writing workshops, book signings and readings, writing and reading groups and clubs, open mic events, and other small literary events.
Writespace is a grassroots literary arts organization founded by writers, for writers. Writespace hosts its national literary festival, Writefest, in March of each year, and its local literary festival, Writers’ Family Reunion, in August of each year. In addition to offering regular weekly workshops, Writespace offers manuscript consultations, readings, write-ins, open mics, and classes and private lessons for young writers.
Last-minute book gifts; HarperCollins to publish Zora Neale Hurston’s interviews with the last survivor of the slave trade; Paul Muldoon awarded 2017 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry; and other news.
John Yau on John Ashbery’s collage work; the novel in the age of Obama; on translating The Epic of Gilgamesh; and other news.
Merriam-Webster dictionary urges its users to stop looking up “fascism”; drink a cocktail made from old books; on working for a ghostwriter; and other news.
Gun that shot Arthur Rimbaud sells for $460,000; Erri De Luca wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award; Iceland’s poetic pastime; and other news.
Oldest-known stone carving of Ten Commandments sells at auction; Medieval book curses; celebrating Native American author James Welch; and other news.