NCAC, ACLU Join Fray in So. Carolina Lit Controversy

The National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Civil Liberties Union have joined together to urge the South Carolina state senate's finance committee to retain state funding of two university reading programs under fire for assigning controversial books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lit Agents Join Forces In Agents Round Table

In response to a changing marketplace, ten women literary agents have launched a consortium of independent agents who have pledged to share knowledge, resources, and contacts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European theater owners join those rejecting Sean Parker's controversial Screening Room service

The trade group representing European movie theater owners has rejected a proposed in-home film-screening service from technology investor Sean Parker. Parker, an entrepreneur who served as Facebook's first president, is pitching a home-video service that would give users access to films when... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A self-published poet laureate? North Carolina pick draws controversy

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory chose self-published poet Valerie Macon without approval from the North Carolina Arts Council. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Bechdel Reacts to 'Fun Home' Controversy in So. Carolina

Alison Bechdel responds to the cutting of government funding to a South Carolina college that assigned her graphic memoir, "Fun Home," calling the move "sad and absurd." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Weekly: June 6-10, 2022

“In a perversion of all laws of the universe, I’m about to read my father a story before bedtime.” Séamas O’Reilly on reading his memoir to the man who taught him to love books (and skipping over the hardest bits). | Lit Hub Memoir Lousy at first impressions: When tomatoes made their debut in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: May 27, 2022

“It is a fact that if you are looking to raise llamas with another person, you are seriously considering a lifelong commitment to each other.” Aileen Weintraub on finding love in upstate New York. | Lit Hub Memoir When everyone in London was trying to learn Marilyn Monroe’s signature, sultry... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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U.S. Book Show: NCAC Head Defends Free Speech

The surge in challenges to books is nothing new, says Chris Finan, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship. What's new, he argues, is are First Amendment challenges from the left. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Weekly: May 16-20, 2022

“To live with other people is to be responsible for protecting them from your moods. Or perhaps, to protect the delicate gift of your moods from them.” Seema Reza on the joy of being (completely) alone. | Lit Hub Memoir Hilary A. Hallett investigates the romance genre’s radical roots, from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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More than 25 Organizations Join ALA's 'Unite Against Book Bans' Campaign

“Our partners and supporters are critical in moving the needle to ultimately bring an end to book bans," said Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. “It’s time that policymakers understand the severity of this issue.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Lit Hub Weekly: May 2-6, 2022

Lost in the subject matter: Gerald Murnane rereads his first novel, Tamarisk Road, nearly 50 years later. | Lit Hub Why Twitter loves James Baldwin (and whether that’s a good thing). | Lit Hub A quiet reply to a life cut short: Elisha Cooper on coming to terms with what killed his brother. | Lit... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: April 26, 2022

“Only the Ukrainian Army and its volunteers are awake.” New poetry from Ukraine by Natalia Beltchenko. | Lit Hub Ukraine Give a warm welcome to these 20 new books published today. | The Hub “Eliot could rationalize her nonparticipation with her belief that her novels were improvements for the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: April 20, 2022

“Doesn’t it scan as odd that the collective book industry reply to “your working conditions are so racist they’re a form of psychological horror” was an ecstatic yes, drag me?” Tajja Isen on The Other Black Girl and lip service in publishing. | Lit Hub Criticism Middle-earth in watercolor: Alan... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit City: The Everything Guide to Literary Los Angeles

A guide to the literary geography of Los Angeles: A comprehensive bookstore map, writers' meetups, place histories, an author survey, essays and more. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Brown Joins R&L as Senior Executive Editor of Religion

Veteran university press and religion publisher Richard Brown will join Rowman & Littlefield as senior executive editor of religion and his tasks include reviving the company's Sheed & Ward Catholic book imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ukraine: Germany’s Börsenverein Joins Leipzig’s ‘Right to Peace’ Campaign

Ahead of the ceremony for the 2022 Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding, demonstrators will call for Ukraine's 'Right to Peace.' The post Ukraine: Germany’s Börsenverein Joins Leipzig’s ‘Right to Peace’ Campaign appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Exact Editions Asks Publishers to Join a Ukraine Collection

The United Kingdom's Exact Editions opens a new 'Ukraine Digital Book Collection' to the public, free to read to April 15, hashtagged #PublishersForUkraine. The post Exact Editions Asks Publishers to Join a Ukraine Collection appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-03-09 18:03:12 UTC ]
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Hernández, Choi, Renkl, Peters, and Miles Win 2022 PEN Lit Awards

'The Kissing Bug' by Daisy Hernández (Tin House) received the evening's top prize, the $75,000 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, at the February 28 event in midtown Manhattan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Lit Hub Weekly: February 22 – 25, 2022

Understanding the Ukraine crisis: a comprehensive reading list on Russia, Ukraine, and the rise of Vladimir Putin. | Lit Hub History Jane Pek considers Pride and Prejudice, the gay marriage movement, and the choice to marry. | Lit Hub Memoir Why Ed Simon mentally crosses his fingers when saying,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: February 22, 2022

Jane Pek considers Pride and Prejudice, the gay marriage movement, and the choice to marry. | Lit Hub Baby steps: Ben Okri reflects on how writing a children’s book is an antidote to doomsday thinking. | Lit Hub “It is a place to learn about the naked self.” Daniel Genis on reading his way... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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