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The USC MPW Writing for Stage and Screen Festival

Three of our MPW students, Kevin Avery, Marlene Leach, and Tom Rastrelli, are having staged readings of their short dramatic writing this Friday and Saturday night at USC.  They’ve been working with directors, dramaturgs and actors as they prepare their … Continue reading

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Prufrock

  Putting this here so that I can show it to a class.

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Glenn Goldman

So sorry to hear this.  From Book Soup, an announcement of the death of the store’s founder, Glenn Goldman: We are proud to honor his memory by doing the thing he loved most: selling good books to good people. LA … Continue reading

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Inaugural Poet

It’s not news anymore that the wonderful Elizabeth Alexander will read a poem at Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20.  But today the New York Times has the scoop on what the inaugural poet will wear: an ensemble by a … Continue reading

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The Big Save Endangered Literature Challenge

Tupelo Press is running The Big Save Endangered Literature Challenge, a push to encourage readers to buy at least one book of poetry directly from Tupelo’s website: Because: if you order just one book from our website at list price (plus … Continue reading

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Felicia Brewer

Felicia Brewer–wife, mother, lawyer, raconteuse and kindhearted woman–died yesterday of a sudden illness at age 38, leaving her husband, John, and their two young daughters.  They are in my prayers and also very much in my thoughts.    After great … Continue reading

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TV at 30,000 feet

Flying back from AWP on JetBlue during the Super Bowl meant that I kept being startled out of my copy of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (a giveaway item at the Houghton Mifflin booth!) as groans or cheers rippled through … Continue reading

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Recommended reading

From Mark Sarvas of the L.A. litblog The Elegant Variation: If you are around this Tuesday evening, I will be hosting a panel at Skylight Books that I am VERY excited about, and I hope you’ll stop by and take … Continue reading

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Marvin Bell at the Ruskin: workshop & reading with Lynne Thompson

Saturday, February 9: Marvin Bell will be giving a workshop at the Ruskin Art Club from 12-5:30, then reading with Lynne Thompson at 7:30.  “What makes for a strong poetic voice? A personal voice? A distinctive voice? Doth it matter? … Continue reading

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