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  • Books, Book Festivals, Authors...
    London and Florida Book Festivals announce winners
    On Dec. 30, 2014, two book festivals, from across the pond of each other, announced their winners. The festivals are the London Book Festival and the Florida Book Festival. The festivals' winners can be found at links below.The 2014 London...
  • Seeing the 'story'
    Seeing the 'story'
    Literary journalism is the writer observing, recording, and shaping the moments from everyday situations and events. It is also known as creative non-fiction. It uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives, and...
  • Lynn Steward
    Meet Lynn Steward, author of 'A Very Good Life'
    Lynn Stewardis a successful business woman who spent many years in New York City’s fashion industry in marketing and merchandising, including the development of the first women’s department at a famous men’s clothing store...
  • 2014 Green Book Festival
    2014 Green Book Festival releases registration deadline (Photos)
    On April 22, 2014, the 2014 Green Book Festival stated that their registration deadline will be Friday, April 25. The deadline is for its annual competition honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action...
  • Poems That Make Grown Men Cry
    Get those tissues ready! "Poems That Make Grown Men Cry" out today
    Title: Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move ThemAuthor: Edited by Anthony Holden, Ben HoldenGenres: Collection / PoetryRelease Date: April 1, 2014Publisher: Simon & SchusterSource: NetGalley/PublisherBuy: Local...
  • All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
    Book review: 'All Our Names' by Dinaw Mengestu
    Dinaw Mengestu is a critically acclaimed writer and the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant, for his works in both fiction and nonfiction. His newest novel, "All Our Names," will be...
  • Eat your words: Literary dinnerware
    Eat your words: Literary dinnerware
    Creating a wedding registry sounds like it would be fun. You picture a couple with one of those laser gun thingamajigs; they take off in the middle of a department store, zapping things that they want people to gift them to celebrate their love.In...
  • Narrative magazine
    Writers invited to compete in Narrative magazine's fall contest
    Narrative magazine's fall contest is now open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. The magazine is looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from...
  • Find an agent for your YA Manuscript
    Literary agents seeking YA Manuscripts
    Completing your manuscript is a monumental task and something worth celebrating, but don't forget about the bigger picture.If you are serious about your writing, you might want to consider getting a literary agent who will represent you and...
  • San Francisco Literary Quote Map
    Literary Quote Map of San Francisco
    Local artist Ian Heubertworked with the book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, John McMurtie, to create a luscious map (click for full size) of San Francisco with the neighborhoods filled in with literary quotes. It was published in the San...
  • PEN World Voices Festival
    NYC literary events- May 2013
    Living in the cornucopia of events that is NYC, it can take hours, if not days, to wade through the many websites featuring different literary occasions. The following, then, is a short-list of the very best this month, showcasing all of the...
  • Book-Themed Wedding
    Bookish Bride: How to host a literary-themed wedding
    Passionate readers everywhere are turning to their literary love for inspiration when it comes to their nuptials. And while weddings themed around specific books can be fun (and will be featured here over the coming weeks) -- a broad book-themed...
  • Cynthia Bercowetz
    Author Cynthia Bercowetz stirs fond memories at holiday event
    On, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, an entertainment organization gathered to have their annual Christmas party. AuthorCynthia Bercowetz was one of the special guests, and her presence stirred fond memories.Theholiday eventwas held at aPerkins Restaurant ...
  • The House of Order
    Interview with John Paul Jaramillo, author of The House of Order
    John Paul Jaramillo grew up in Southern Colorado but now lives, writes and teaches in Springfield, Illinois. He earned his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Oregon State University and, currently, holds the position of Associate Professor of...
  • Hear Me Now
    'Hear Me Now' - latest from First Person Singular
    Joe Christiano thinks there’s a certain kind of exhibitionism going on when people have their private cell phone conversations in public.“It allows people in public to present themselves by virtue of the fact that people on the phone...