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Literary Culture

Why I Love Nick Hornby

Andrea Grossman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

You can't be a great writer without being a great reader. We know why Nick Hornby is such a terrific novelist, screenwriter and columnist: it's not only what he reads, but how he reads.

Martin Amis' Lionel Asbo to Meet Mad Men's Matthew Weiner in Los Angeles

Andrea Grossman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

One of America's great storytellers, Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, will chat with novelist Martin Amis, author of the critically acclaimed novel Lionel Asbo: State of England, in Los Angeles on Friday, September 21.

Brooklyn Book Festival 2012: Weeklong Literary Fest Is a Must-Go for Book Lovers

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 08.24.2012 | Home
Ellen Freudenheim

The full schedule isn't even out, but the buzz is building for the 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival. And with good reason: it's the largest book festival on the northeastern seaboard.

(More) Top Books from the Past Year (or So) by (Mostly) Local Authors

Sean Carman | Posted 03.04.2012 | DC
Sean Carman

In 2011, Washington, D.C. poet Sandra Beasley published Don't Kill the Birthday Girl, her memoir about food allergies. But I think I Was the Jukebox, Sandra's second collection of poetry, is the best introduction to her writing.

Mikhail Iossel's Writerly Brainchild

Ming Holden | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Ming Holden

Mikhail Iossel's creation pretty much is the international literary scene to North Americans, at least where writing workshops are concerned.

A Rejection Is a Rejection

Daniel Menaker | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home
Daniel Menaker

If you're curious about what goes on inside the submission process of publishing, here are 8 edited examples of the rejection notes I got, through my agent, for 25,000 words of a memoir.

What I Learned at AWP

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ming Holden

"Active prayer": It's what I would term Claudia Rankine's response to a poem by Tony Hoagland that angered and offended many readers with a racist worldview and language.

Development Work Includes Literary Translation? You Sure?

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

In order to explain the importance of literary work to the broader project of social justice, international exchange, and democracy, I might need to s...

On In(form)ality: Creative Writing Pedagogy in the Youtube Generation

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ming Holden

One thing that renders me reluctant to begin writing about the "business" of writing and the teaching of writing is the sneaking suspicion that there are things I lack that "real writers" should have in order to teach.

Literary Community Rallies Around Author Through Donations for Silent Auction

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cicily Janus

In artist communities around our country, it is imperative that we support each other and gather the support of others outside the community, especially in times of trouble.

Age, Writing and Workshops

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia DeSanctis

Any idea that I was still a young woman was temporarily dispelled the first few days of the annual Tin House Writers Conference at Reed College in Portland Oregon.

Glory days? They Were Gone Long Ago.

Nicole Kenealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nicole Kenealy

Another article informing me about the impending death of the publishing industry. Like I needed a reminder? Black Wednesday wasn't so long ago that we already need a recap.

Spreading The Word On Secretive Book Swapping Culture

New York Times | MICHELLE SLATALLA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

After all, the idea behind is simple. You drop off a book in a public place. Or pick up one someone else left behind. Eventually the ...