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PhD in Creative Writing & Literature at USC Study and write in the rich cultural and literary milieu of Los Angeles with faculty committed to te

Dive into Vanessa Angélica Villarreal's personal essay, THE FANTASY OF HEALING, featured in The Cut.
12/27/2021
The Fantasy of Healing

Dive into Vanessa Angélica Villarreal's personal essay, THE FANTASY OF HEALING, featured in The Cut.

Writer Vanessa Angélica Villarreal found life after divorce where she least expected it — as a witcher in a fantasy role-playing video game.

TIME Magazine lists Jean Chen Ho's FIONA AND JANE as one of the most anticipated books of 2022!
12/27/2021
The 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2022

TIME Magazine lists Jean Chen Ho's FIONA AND JANE as one of the most anticipated books of 2022!

From Prince Harry's buzzy memoir to Jennifer Egan's 'The Candy House'

Possession, A. S. BYATT
12/27/2021

Possession, A. S. BYATT

Possession, A. S. BYATT

12/20/2021

The Time Is Now! This week's #PWWritingPrompts include Aracelis Girmay, Clarice Lispector, and James Baldwin, as well as a Best Books edited by Alice Quinn.

Browse the archive for more writing prompts and book recommendations. at.pw.org/TTIN

Neil Aitken reads Campbell McGrath's poem, THE PROSE POEM, in the latest episode of The Hermit Poetry Series!
12/20/2021
Hermit Poetry E275 - "The Prose Poem" by Campbell McGrath

Neil Aitken reads Campbell McGrath's poem, THE PROSE POEM, in the latest episode of The Hermit Poetry Series!

Neil Aitken reads "The Prose Poem" by Campbell McGrath from his book Road Atlas (Ecco Press, 1999)More about the authorCampbell McGrath is the author of elev...

JANE EYRE, Charlotte Brontë
12/20/2021

JANE EYRE, Charlotte Brontë

JANE EYRE, Charlotte Brontë

Check out Rachel Neve Midbar's new piece, TRAVELING THE RED ROAD, in The Account Magazine!
12/07/2021
Traveling the Red Road: The Life of a Menstruant | The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought

Check out Rachel Neve Midbar's new piece, TRAVELING THE RED ROAD, in The Account Magazine!

Traveling the Red Road: The Life of a Menstruant Nonfiction / Rachel Neve-Midbar   :: Traveling the Red Road: The Life of a Menstruant :: I am bleed­ing the day he disappears.  A wave of cramps hits me, mak­ing me nau­seous. This body, my body—my body that bleeds—how has it led me to this ...

Thursday at 5pm, Maggie Nelson will be reading and discussing the limits, complexities, paradoxes and potential of freed...
12/07/2021
Maggie Nelson: On Freedom (Virtual)

Thursday at 5pm, Maggie Nelson will be reading and discussing the limits, complexities, paradoxes and potential of freedom as both a rhetorical device and lived practice with Alison Cuddy!

Register through the link below!
https://www.chicagohumanities.org/events/maggie-nelson-freedom-book/?fbclid=IwAR2AqpBF8qSZYvokawitWsS15jmYzHjEonQ_Kqmmj2sOf9MfCrtt4iFMTZA

Poet, scholar, and nonfiction writer Maggie Nelson is one of the most acclaimed cross-genre writers working today. Known for The Argonauts (a beautifully-crafted combination both of memoir and critical theory), Nelson’s latest book asks: what does freedom mean, especially as it relates to art, s*x...

12/07/2021

Applications are now open for the One Story Writing Circle, a year-long education program and accountability group, hosted and moderated by One Story.

When you join the One Story Writing Circle, you join a small cohort of fiction writers looking to devote a year to improving their craft and process. Circle members will receive access to all of One Story’s online craft classes for the 2022 calendar year (a total of 9 courses plus access to craft lectures at our Summer Writing Conference). In addition, they will attend monthly online meetings designed to help them set goals and create and maintain their writing practice, surrounded by a supportive community of writers from across the country and the world. As with One Story’s other online course offerings, the Writing Circle is geared toward fiction writers. Deadline: 12/19

https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=writing_circle

Little Women, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
12/07/2021

Little Women, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Little Women, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Amazing News! Congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen, James Patterson, Sonia Sanchez, and Sally Kim!
12/07/2021

Amazing News! Congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen, James Patterson, Sonia Sanchez, and Sally Kim!

Viet Thanh Nguyen, James Patterson, Sonia Sanchez, and Sally Kim will be honored at Poets & Writers' annual gala on March 29, 2022. Congratulations to our honorees! at.pw.org/Gala22PR

Maggie Nelson will be judging The Kenyon Review's 2022 nonfiction contest! Submit your work by December 31st!
12/02/2021

Maggie Nelson will be judging The Kenyon Review's 2022 nonfiction contest! Submit your work by December 31st!

The brilliant Maggie Nelson is judging our 2022 short nonfiction contest! Submit your essay by December 31. The winner will be published in KR and receive a scholarship to attend the 2022 Kenyon Review Writers Workshops:

https://kenyonreview.org/contests/short-nonfiction-contest/

Check out this opportunity from PEN America!
12/02/2021

Check out this opportunity from PEN America!

ONE day left to apply for the Writing as Activism Fellowship: don’t miss this opportunity to join a cohort of NYC-based writer-activists for a six-month immersive workshop experience and produce creative writing pieces centered on activism in our city. https://bit.ly/2ZvShCR

NPR Books names their favorite books of 2021! Viet Thanh Nguyen's THE COMMITTED, Percival Everett's THE TREES and Maggie...
12/02/2021
Best Books 2021: Books We Love

NPR Books names their favorite books of 2021! Viet Thanh Nguyen's THE COMMITTED, Percival Everett's THE TREES and Maggie Nelson's ON FREEDOM are included in this list!

Here are 360+ great reads from 2021 handpicked just for you by NPR staff and trusted critics.

Interested in submitting your work?
12/02/2021

Interested in submitting your work?

No agent? No published book? Our editors can’t wait to hear from you!

Our next 📚book submissions period will take place 1/1/22–1/3/22 — we're looking for Debut Novels, including Graphic Novels!

Learn more about what we are looking for and how to submit your work:

https://tinhouse.com/book-submissions/

Final season is right around the corner! Get the help you need by visiting the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Cre...
12/02/2021

Final season is right around the corner! Get the help you need by visiting the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity.

Are you looking for assistance for getting organized for finals? Come to our finals workshop or drop in hours! #kclc #kortschakcenter #fighton

Becoming, MICHELLE OBAMA
12/02/2021

Becoming, MICHELLE OBAMA

Becoming, MICHELLE OBAMA

ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson has named one of Washington Post 50 best nonfiction books of the year!
11/19/2021
Review | 50 notable works of nonfiction

ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson has named one of Washington Post 50 best nonfiction books of the year!

This year’s best nonfiction illuminated complicated subjects, deepened our understanding of history and pulled back the curtain on fascinating lives.

Congratulations to David Treuer!
11/19/2021

Congratulations to David Treuer!

Congratulations to David Treuer!

Read this conversation between poets, Muriel Leung and Tiana Nobile in Hyphen magazine!
11/19/2021
Future We Dreamed Up on the Page: Poets Tiana Nobile and Muriel Leung in Conversation

Read this conversation between poets, Muriel Leung and Tiana Nobile in Hyphen magazine!

This summer, I met with a dear friend and poet, Muriel Leung. For me, it feels like kismet that both our books — Imagine Us, The Swarm (hers) and Cleave (mine) — were released a month apart in Spring 2021. We’ve known each other for many years now, first meeting as undergrads at Sarah Lawrence...

Check out these must-read poetry collections!
11/19/2021
15 Must-Read Poetry Collections

Check out these must-read poetry collections!

There's something to be said about a poem that deeply moves you. With that in mind, we couldn't think of anything better than putting together a list of poetry collections you should read in your lifetime. If you enjoy the lyrical genius of brilliant poets, this list will be the perfect book list fo...

Megan Milks and Sam Cohen will be in conversation TODAY! Event hosted by Bluestockings Cooperative.
11/18/2021

Megan Milks and Sam Cohen will be in conversation TODAY!
Event hosted by Bluestockings Cooperative.

Megan Milks and Sam Cohen will be in conversation TODAY!
Event hosted by Bluestockings Cooperative.

What Does It Mean to Find Your Poetic Voice?
11/18/2021
What Does It Mean to Find Your Poetic Voice?

What Does It Mean to Find Your Poetic Voice?

As late as his midtwenties—that is, not late at all as these things go—Philip Larkin was still feeling his way into his poetic identity. As is often the case, the process involved an imitating of a…

Charlotte Brontë, JANE EYRE
11/18/2021

Charlotte Brontë, JANE EYRE

Charlotte Brontë, JANE EYRE

11/11/2021

Applications are open for our First Book Residency, which comes with a $1200 stipend and an apartment in Portland. Residents may stay for any length of time during June of 2022. The deadline to apply is 11/21. https://tinhouse.com/workshop/residencies/

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