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"You want to say what it felt like to be here." -- poet Edward Hirsch on Why We Write. Video from #PWLive NYC:
A P&W creative writing workshop series in Tucson aims to help reduce the stigma of mental illness. @tucsonwritered
"Writing isn't entirely mental." Pragmatic tools for writer's block by @rebeccamakkai @VikingBooks #WritersRecommend
In #DailyNews, posthumous Oscar Hijuelos novel coming in 2015, sale of Perseus delayed: via @nytimes, @PublishersWkly
#ClipOfTheDay: How a play about a family drama & ghost story became a novel from @garthstein (@SimonBooks)
More congrats to Frank Bidart, winner of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Watch him read at the recent #PWLive NYC:
Congratulations to the PEN Literary Award winners, including P&W contributing editor @ruthellenkocher! @PENamerican
In #DailyNews, Amazon proposes lower e-book prices; Nikki Giovanni talks death, cancer, & food: via @Forbes & @NPR
P&W has selected the state of Nevada for the 2015 Writers Exchange Award. #Nevada writers can apply by Dec.1, 2014 at
In #DailyNews, Margot Adler, longtime NPR journalist and author of the memoir Heretic's Heart, has died: via @NPR
Geoff Dyer on the frustration & liberation of writing what's been done & not doing "donkey work." @nypl #ClipOfTheDay
In #DailyNews, early JD Salinger stories republished, Apple acquires BookLamp, & Yaddo named nat'l historic landmark:
Bonus points for spotting who's who in Lev Grossman's The Magician's Land trailer #ClipOfTheDay @leverus @VikingBooks
In #DailyNews, Amazon's big losses, an illustrated Finnegans Wake, and more: via @Forbes and @melvillehouse
"I type whatever comes to me, and do so with curiosity, not judgment." @lacymjohnson @Tin_House #WritersRecommend
In #DailyNews, North Carolina poets respond to "Poet Gate," Germany digitizes WWI docs, writers talk money, and more:
Many thanks to @poetswritersinc for providing funding for this valuable program. #veterans
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#ClipOfTheDay: Funny, but true? Poet Suzanne Lummis reads from her "Ways to Make Money" series @WritersProgram
In #DailyNews, new group Authors United plans to develop "long-term strategy" to combat Amazon: via @PublishersWkly
#ClipOfTheDay: A peek at the interactive, multimedia memoir, Twice Upon a Time, from @harikunzru @AtavistBooks