What WE Are Going Through: A Literary Journey Into, Through And Past Loss

“Every Day We Get More Illegal,” a poetry anthology by former US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, was reviewed by me last summer. Because of how common it is for individuals to struggle with poetry — comprehending it, appreciating it, even wanting to read it — I began that review with a frame for thinking… Continue reading What WE Are Going Through: A Literary Journey Into, Through And Past Loss

AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY NONFICTION

Literary nonfiction, often known as creative nonfiction, is a broad phrase that encompasses all writing that is based on reality and has been created with a focus on the craft of writing, employing literary approaches to discuss nonfictional issues. Except, possibly, technical and academic writing, whose themes and purposes demand accuracy and unambiguity, every sort… Continue reading AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY NONFICTION

Paper Plains Literary Festival Announces Headliners For April Event

Angeline Boulley, Sarah Smarsh, and Colson Whitehead have been announced as keynote speakers for the Paper Plains Literary Festival, which will take place on April 8 and 9, 2022.Angeline Boulley, Sarah Smarsh, and Colson Whitehead have been chosen as keynote speakers for the inaugural Paper Plains Literary Festival, which will take place on April 8… Continue reading Paper Plains Literary Festival Announces Headliners For April Event

Abington professor’s book analyzes literary fiction of last 20 years

Liliana Naydan, an associate professor of English at Penn State Abington, recently published a book that examines mainstream literary fiction written about the United States from the time of the Y2K crisis through the outbreak of the pandemic. Don DeLillo, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Joshua Ferris, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mohsin Hamid, Thomas Pynchon, Kristen Roupenian,… Continue reading Abington professor’s book analyzes literary fiction of last 20 years

Jess Walter, Laura Coates And More: 7 Oregon Literary Events

Unless otherwise stated, these events are free and virtual. Masks and confirmation of COVID-19 immunization or a recent negative COVID-19 test may be required for in-person events. This year’s One Book, One Beaverton community reading selection, author Jess Walter, talks about his historical novel “The Cold Millions.” Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton,… Continue reading Jess Walter, Laura Coates And More: 7 Oregon Literary Events

PEN AMERICA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2022 LITERARY AWARDS, FEBRUARY 28 AT NEW YORK’S TOWN HALL

A large-scale public celebration honors writers at all stages of their careers, with over $350,000 in awards given out. RELEASED IMMEDIATELY New York, NY (January 26, 2022) — The candidates for the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards were revealed today by PEN America, and they include 54 authors and 11 translators who were recognized for… Continue reading PEN AMERICA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2022 LITERARY AWARDS, FEBRUARY 28 AT NEW YORK’S TOWN HALL

Rachel Jones Closes Acclaimed Thaddaeus Ropac London Show By Inviting Literary Luminaries To Respond To Her Paintings

Rachel Jones selected an unusual array of speakers to respond to SMIIILLLLEEEE, her exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac that finished over the weekend, in a fitting closing flourish for one of the most critically lauded new painting presentations in recent years. Jones kicked off the evening of performances, which took place in Ropac’s downstairs gallery surrounded… Continue reading Rachel Jones Closes Acclaimed Thaddaeus Ropac London Show By Inviting Literary Luminaries To Respond To Her Paintings

Literary Calendar: Brit Bennett, Author Of ‘Vanishing Half,’ Launches Pen Pals Series

BRIT BENNETT: Author of the New York Times bestseller “The Vanishing Half” discusses her writing as part of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library’s spring Pen Pals series. In-person. 7:30 p.m. a.m. a.m. a.m 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, Friday, Feb. 11. $45-$55. Purchases can be… Continue reading Literary Calendar: Brit Bennett, Author Of ‘Vanishing Half,’ Launches Pen Pals Series

Watch Now: Lincoln High Students Share Time Capsule In Paper And Ink With Literary Magazine

In Deborah McGinn’s classroom, a loose stack of staple-bound books, many with red and black covers, sits on a table. For her English pupils to read, the longstanding Lincoln High School English teacher has hauled out old editions of Scribe, the school’s literary magazine. Past Links have left a record of their lives in the… Continue reading Watch Now: Lincoln High Students Share Time Capsule In Paper And Ink With Literary Magazine

A Review In Quotes: Sally Rooney Is The Literary Voice Of Our Generation

In the summer of 2020, Hulu premiered “Normal People,” a sitcom about two young people from the Irish coast who follow Marianne and Connell as they negotiate college, class, friendship, and romance. The film “Normal People” was a huge hit. In 2020, almost 63 million people watched the Emmy-nominated show, which was created in conjunction… Continue reading A Review In Quotes: Sally Rooney Is The Literary Voice Of Our Generation