Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Please Vote for (the other) Poets & Writers

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Chase is enlisting Facebook users to choose which nonprofit organizations they want to receive millions of dollars in donations via Chase Community Giving: You Decide What Matters. Each person is allowed to vote for up to twenty different charities in the first round, so please include a vote for Poets & Writers. You must log in to Facebook to vote.

READING BOOKS IN BLACK AND WHITE: Author Carleen Brice recommends titles in honor of National Buy a Book by a Black Author and Give It to Somebody Not Black Month, the book-buying campaign she launched last year to heighten awareness of black authors who aren't as famous as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Colson Whitehead.
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T.C. Boyle discusses the music and writing that have inspired his short stories in the latest installment of Writers Recommend. Visit Writers Recommend

On June 30, Poets & Writers held its eighth annual intergenerational reading at Barnes & Noble/Lincoln Triangle in New York City, featuring more than fifty teens and seniors from writing workshops that P&W supports through its Readings/Workshops program. Visit our YouTube channel to view videos of teens and seniors reading their work. Watch the Videos

U.K. Short Story Prize Aims to Elevate the Profile of the Form   At a ceremony in London, the BBC announced the winner of the fourth annual National Short Story Award, a fifteen-thousand-pound prize (approximately $24,700) given for a single piece of short fiction by a U.K. writer. Visit the Blog

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