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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 […]

What Other States Offer Literary Halls of Fame?

On Sunday, October 7, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Penelope Niven, and Marsha White Warren will join the sixty writers currently enshrined. We’re not the only Southern state to offer a Literary or “Writers” Hall of Fame. The Alabama […]

Exploring the American Writers Museum

Last weekend, I had the chance to visit the new American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois. I’d been looking forward to checking it out, having followed its initial fundraising efforts several years ago through its opening in the summer of 2017. The result is an interactive full-immersion museum experience for book lovers. You know how […]

Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence

The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is located on 264 acres in western North Carolina. Carl Sandburg, of course, was a Pulitzer-Prize winning author and poet who made his home in Flat Rock for nearly twenty-five years. The park’s vast historical and cultural resources include pastures, ponds, small mountains, hiking trails, and fifty structures, […]