writers and family

Where We Write: Iowa

Kodi Scheer

Iowa isn’t just the Writers’ Workshop. A native Iowan talks about how she learned to capture the true nature of her home state, and the stoic people who live there, in her writing.

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is a corps of youth and adults, staff and volunteers, families, and local citizens who believe that the power of words, well-written and well-spoken, can open doors to important opportunities. Their tutoring, writing, and publishing programs prepare young people, ages 6 to 18, for a successful future by developing strong writing skills, championing diverse communication styles, and motivating young people to share their stories.

Zadie Smith’s European Travels With Her Father, Baby Born in Barnes & Noble, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

A new book reports that Amazon’s stance toward small publishers “was called the Gazelle Project after Mr. Bezos said Amazon ‘should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle’”; Hector Tobar looks at how Amazon and other online booksellers are reacting to compaints over pornographic content; Open Culture found an image of Mark Twain with Nikola Tesla; and other news.


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