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Stuffed animals, book signings and sea shanties: Literature happenings across London

Four months into my lottery-funded Arts Council funding, I've written 40,000 words of the novel but am in desperate need of some light creative relief.


Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, World News, Greater London County, England, Arts, Sandi Toksvig

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The Warrior's Stone: Passion & Betrayal Collide in Cinematic New Sci-Fi Novel

'The Warrior's Stone' is the first volume in a series that sat on the drawing board for over two years.


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9 hrs ago | Now Toronto

Ashkenaz action

The Ashkenaz Festival of Jewish art and culture has a strong literary component, most of it unfolding on Sunday .


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Wed Aug 27, 2014

State Press

The burning power of literature

In middle school, my English teacher assigned us a project that visually represented a scene from Mark Twain's 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer .


Related Topix: Arts, Mark Twain, Vocal, Libraries


Grab Great British Baking Books from the Book People

To celebrate the fifth series of the popular BBC One series The Great British Bake Off, leading independent online literature retailer the Book People is offering a range of top baking books at low prices.


Related Topix: Arts, Baked Goods, Life, Bread, Food


Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight at Birmingham Literature Festival

It will open on National Poetry Day - Thursday, October 2 - when poet and novelist Jackie Kay will kick off the festival.


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Literature in a land with no alphabet

The Hargeisa Book Fair in Somaliland is hoping to revive the country's lapsed literary tradition.


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Indian-American Author Wins 2014 PEN Open Book Award

Author Nina McConigley grew up in Wyoming as the daughter of an Irish father and an Indian mother - so she boasts a unique perspective on life in one of America's least racially diverse states.


Related Topix: Indian-American, Asian-American, Arts

Inventor Spot

Want A Truly Novel T-Shirt With An Entire Novel On It?

They do this by printing the entire book in a style that appears artistic from a distance and completely readable close up.


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The Atlantic

Writers Should Examine Everything, Even the Supermarket

By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.


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Inside the Convention Where 2,000 Furries Come to Party

A world in which animals roam the streets on two legs and share a good laugh over cocktails with their buds after work - this is the life of a furry.


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Tue Aug 26, 2014


10:30 Magtymguly Pyragy's literary soiree takes place in Germany

Organized by the Turkmen Embassy, the German branch of the Humanitarian Association of Turkmens of the World and Yamrali Trading GmbH, the event brought together representatives of the public and business communities of Hamburg, writers and artists, as well as Turkmen expat communities living in Germany, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

SF Signal

Mind Meld: Underappreciated Genre Authors

Even great writers can get lost among the ever-growing stacks and stacks of genre literature or fade from memory in the course of time.


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Art Daily

BBC Two, BBC Four and the British Library join forces to celebrate all things Gothic this autumn

Gothic is one of the most evocative words in art - it conjures visions of the dark and wild, the supernatural and the eerie.


Related Topix: Supernatural, Arts, Gothic, Pop/Rock, The Cure

The Bayonet

Professor: Preparation must not cause paralysis

Elizabeth Samet, a professor of English at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, visited Fort Benning Aug. 21 to share her views on preparation in the latest edition of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.


Related Topix: West Point, NY, United States Military Academy, US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Arts


UCSB Literature Scholar Examines Meaning of Materialism and Everyday Objects

Some scholars suggest that when Prospero spoke those words in Shakespeare's The Tempest , he was referring to the things that help create an illusion.


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Psychology Today

The Second Greatest Psychologist of All Time

One of the main reasons I switched my major in college from English literature to psychology was that I was worried about making a living.


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Malorie Blackman Fights Back After Inaccurate Headline Incites Racist Abuse

The children's laureate Malorie Blackman says she will not let "haters" silence her after an inaccurate headline on Sky News led to the author receiving a barrage of racist abuse on Twitter.


Related Topix: Twitter, Arts

Leinster Express

Charismatic mix at the MindField

The Literary Tent has fast become a beacon of fascination for Picnickers drawn to Stradbally's Latin Quarter: the MindField Arena.


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Blackman subjected to Twitter abuse after calling for more diversity in books

Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman has said she will not let 'haters silence me' after an inaccurate headline by Sky News led to a barrage of racist Twitter abuse towards the award-winning author.


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