Poets & Writers

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Name: Poets & Writers
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

The Notes: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

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First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Chef Connie Lovatt - AARP

Connie Lovatt is a personal chef, literary consultant, and cookbook author. With coauthor Wai Hon Chu, she wrote The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide.As a personal chef, Connie specializes in vegetarian, vegan, and raw food cuisine. Before becoming a consultant, ... [Published AARP - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Rigoberto González Wins 2014 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

Rutgers University-Newark's Rigoberto González, professor of English, has won the prestigious Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his book Unpeopled Eden (Four Way Books, 2013).Awarded by the Academy of American Poets since 1994, this $25,000 prize recognizes ... [Published Noodls - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Writers Boot Camp with Jeffery Renard Allen to Hit Cape Town in November 2014

by Helené on Aug 26th, 2014 TweetA new, exciting project is set to hit Cape Town later this year:Writers Boot Camp, a week-long workshop organised by Writers’ Studio and facilitated by American writer Jeffery Renard Allen, is scheduled for the final ... [Published Books Live - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Plot v. Character: Nell Zink

In a world full of stories, why are so many novels boy-meets-girl-while-coming-of-age? Is it a conspiracy by writing instructors to hamstring the competition? Among the “Fiction Prompts” on the Poets & Writers website, “plot” gets four mentions; “character,” ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Dead Deer on the Side of the Road

Poetry By Maria Mazziotti Gillan, When I see a dead deer on the side of Rte. 17 West, its hind legs pointing up to the sky stiff as sticks, its body crumpled and still, I think of you in the ER cubicle at Valley Hospital, your eyes blank and staring, ... [Published San Diego Reader - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Obituary: Humble and gracious, Tulsan Billie Letts unchanged by later-in-life literary fame

Leading up to the premiere, where she would at last get to see her beloved characters come to life on screen, Billie Letts quietly worried about what Hollywood had done to them. But her fears were soon allayed.After seeing the movie with an audience for ... [Published Tulsa World - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Goal: Gather 10,000 poems

Osbourn Park teacher and one of Prince William’s inaugural poets laureate, Robert Scott, has a lofty goal – he’s trying to gather 10,000 poems from residents of the county, Manassas and Manassas Park.The project, part of Scott’s nomination for poet laureate, ... [Published Inside Nova - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Terri Depue signs debut novel, ‘Blooms,’ Aug. 2

Gainesville author Terri Depue introduces and signs her first novel, "Blooms" (Tate Publishing, $12.99), 1-3 p.m. Aug. 2, Book Gallery West, 4121 NW 16th Blvd."Blooms," the first of a series, is the story of Annie Reed, who leaves behind her life in Seattle ... [Published Gainesville Sun - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Susan Kushner Resnick earns first runner-up

Susan Kushner Resnick of Sharon earned first runner-up in the Chautauqua literary journal’s 2014 Editors Prizes contest. These awards recognize writing the staff feels best captures both the issue’s theme and the spirit of the Chautauqua Institution. ... [Published Wicked Local Sharon - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Please consider helping Ayman Nijim to go back to Gaza with a master’s degree

Ayman Nijim Last week we ran an appeal to help Ayman Nijim complete his Master’s in Vermont. This is a follow-up appeal. Ayman Nijim has worked in Gaza developing programs to help the children of Gaza heal. He’s also managed classes for Gaza women ... [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Interracial Family Festival Hosts Largest West Coast Celebration

The Mixed Remixed Festival, a family festival, hosts the largest West Coast Loving Day celebration at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles (100 N. Central Avenue), June 14, 2014. The Mixed Remixed Festival, a family festival, ... [Published PRWeb - Jun 12 2014]

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Celebrated poet Kwame Dawes, who sat on the panel of judges, said this about González's book: "When a single title is a complex and evocative poem, and when such titles recur throughout a collection of poems, we know we are experiencing a work of signature authority, beauty, urgency and necessity. ... Rigoberto González is an important American poet, and Unpeopled Eden is a very, very important book."
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"The moral vision of Claudia Rankine's poetry is astounding," said the judges. "In a body of work that pushes the boundaries of the contemporary lyric, Rankine has managed to make space for meditation and vigorous debate upon some of the most relevant and troubling social themes of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries."

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The Notes: Aug. 31-Sept. 6 [Published Las Vegas Sun - Aug 31 2014]
Chef Connie Lovatt - AARP [Published AARP - Aug 30 2014]
Rigoberto González Wins 2014 Lenore Marshall Po... [Published Noodls - Aug 27 2014]
Writers Boot Camp with Jeffery Renard Allen to ... [Published Books Live - Aug 26 2014]
Plot v. Character: Nell Zink [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Aug 23 2014]
The Dead Deer on the Side of the Road [Published San Diego Reader - Aug 14 2014]
Obituary: Humble and gracious, Tulsan Billie Le... [Published Tulsa World - Aug 04 2014]
Goal: Gather 10,000 poems [Published Inside Nova - Aug 01 2014]
Terri Depue signs debut novel, ‘Blooms,’ Aug. 2 [Published Gainesville Sun - Jul 27 2014]
Susan Kushner Resnick earns first runner-up [Published Wicked Local Sharon - Jul 26 2014]
Please consider helping Ayman Nijim to go back ... [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 18 2014]
Interracial Family Festival Hosts Largest West ... [Published PRWeb - Jun 12 2014]
Shabnam Piryaei's novel FORWARD published: Not ... [Published Payvand Iran News - May 19 2014]
Rankine Wins 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Apr 22 2014]
Mixed Remixed Festival Reveals 2014 Schedule [Published PRWeb - Mar 03 2014]
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