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Beautiful Truth: An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes

From our friends at Charlotte Lit: Charlotte–Charlotte’s literary arts center, Charlotte Lit, brings National Book Award winner and McArthur Foundation fellow Terrance Hayes to Charlotte. On Friday, February 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m., poet Terrance Hayes will read from his work and discuss the importance of personal narratives to share our stories and heal. The event is […]

Charles Frazier, Hub City Launch Cold Mountain Fund Series

From our friends at Hub City Press SPARTANBURG, S.C.—National Book Award Winner Charles Frazier and Hub City Press are teaming up on a new series of books spotlighting extraordinary writers from the American South. Beginning in spring 2019, the Cold Mountain Fund Series will publish literary fiction in hardback. Frazier, bestselling author of Cold Mountain, […]

Burning Coal Turns to Ashe

From our friends at Burning Coal Theatre Company: In the late 60s/early 1970s, a meteor shot across the sportsworld, a young African American tennis player named Arthur Ashe.   He won the US Open in 1968, becoming the first black man to win a “major.”  In 1970, the won the Australian Open, and in 1975, wearing […]

Last Issue of Glimmer Train Set for October

Glimmer Train will join Tin House magazine as the second major literary journal to close its doors in 2019. The last issue of the iconic rag, which has been published continuously for nearly thirty years, will be published in October. Founded by two sisters, Susan and Linda, in 1990, Glimmer Train established itself as a […]

New Book from SLR Editor Features Writers on Writing

The Southern Literary Review celebrates Southern authors and their contributions to American literature through book reviews, feature interviews, and more. We highly recommend subscribing to their weekly e-newsletter, which offers a couple of interviews and/or book reviews each week focusing on Southern authors, conveniently delivered to your e-mail inbox. We’re grateful to SLR for having […]

Readers Stand to Benefit from Mass Works Newly Released to Public Domain

As of January 1, 2019, tens of thousands of books, cartoons, movies, and more published in 1923 entered the public domain. It’s a big deal. The Internet Archive held a party in San Francisco to celebrate. What’s this mean, exactly? The New York Times summarized this momentous occasion quite nicely: This coming year marks the […]

Final Issue of Tin House Set for June

The literary world will lose one of its prized citizens in June when Tin House, one of America’s premier literary journals, stops the presses after two decades serving readers and writers. Editors Win McCormack and Rob Spillman sent an e-mail to subscribers in mid-December, announcing the decision. “Twenty years feels like the right time to […]

Self-Published with Representation: a Duality that Just Makes Sense

By Denise Heinze Stop for a skinny minute (or, heck, take a quantum leap and make it fat), and think of all the clichés you’ve ever heard about perseverance in the face of failure. “If one door closes, another opens.” Or, “If you fall off the mechanical bull, get back in the saddle.” That sort […]

Sign Up for 2018 (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt!

It’s almost that time of year again: time for the annual (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt! Hosted by Live Canon, a poetic ensemble based in the UK dedicated to performing poetry from memory (as well as other groovy poetry-based programs), the Poetry Treasure Hunt invites participants to navigate their way through a host of poems during […]

Love Reading? Make Sure Your Children Do, Too

Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the number of books found in a home and the longterm success of the children who grow up there. Reading to your child—even before they can understand the words you’re saying—helps children make neurological connections; increases their cognitive ability; strengthens the relationship between you and your […]