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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Interview with The Writers Studio's Lucinda Holt

The Writers Studio is one of the most popular writing workshops in New York. Since 1987 the organization has been dedicated to helping writers sharpen their skills and, as technology advanced, The Writers Studio expanded their services.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, Arts

8 hrs ago | Tehran Times

Leader asks poets to preserve cultural identity

"Of course, the main function of a poem is to influence the minds and hearts of people, feeding them with food for thought," the Leader said on Saturday night during a meeting with poets and literati, which is held on the eve of the birthday of Imam Hassan every year.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

The Fault Isn't in Our PoetsBy Mandy Kahn

An uproar over Britain's unawarded Forward Prize minimizes the duty felt by the bards among us.

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16 hrs ago | Kirkus Reviews

Latest From Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers' literature.

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Related Topix: Nonfiction, Arts, Blog News, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Telegraph

The life and works of Binodini Dasi

Author Devajit Bandyopadhyay and Madhabi Mukherjee at the launch of Binodini Rachanasamagra at Starmark, South City and Satyajit Ray's sketch of Binodini Dasi.

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Black Country Bugle

But I never did get my packet of fakes

DURING the prologue to the centenary of the start of the First World War we have received some incredible stories from Bugle readers, many of whom have only recently found out about ancestors who were involved in the fighting by working through the arduous task of family history.

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Burnaby Now

Lively City: Movies return to Queen's Park

For its third year, Queen's Park is hosting outdoor family movies throughout the summer.

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Evesham Journal

Veterans join students to mark beginning of First World War centenary

Lynn Evans, headteacher, with staff and pupils from Abbey Park Middle School together with the Mayor of Pershore, councillor Tony Rowley, and veterans from Pershore & District Branch Royal British Legion & Royal Naval Association.

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Red Deer Advocate

Poet is inspiration for Edmonton songwriter

Rebecca Lappa, who performs next Tuesday and Thursday on Red Deer's Ross Street Patio, drew on atmospheric poems written by England's 19th-century poet laureate Lord Alfred Tennyson as inspiration for songs on her latest CD.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, North America, Canada, World News, Arts

Fri Jul 11, 2014

American Reporter

Brasch WordsANIMAL Mutilation by Another Name: 'Breed Standards'

The sublime intelligence of Japanese life is traditionally encapsulated in the highly compressed poetry called the haiku , one that doesn't allow for words that are not filled with meaning.

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Related Topix: Arts, Michelle Obama

BroadwayWorld.com

Blind Tiger Presents Abe Abraham's Dance-Video Film 'Wind and Tree,' 7/27

"Wind and Tree" features soloist Megumi Eda, joined by 17 dancers including Abe Abraham, Caitlin Abraham, Mina Lawton, Kevin Petite , and Jake Warren.

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Mountain Xpress

Slam Asheville Youth sets 'Poetry in Motion'

If you think intense training and fierce competition is just for jocks, the high-energy, hardworking poets on the Slam Asheville Youth team will change your mind.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Arts

Myrtle Beach Online

McCrory appoints new poet laureate for NC

The governor's office announced Friday that Valeria Macon will be the state's new poet laureate.

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OC Weekly

Do Zines Deserve a Space in OC's Public Libraries?

In 2012, Ziba Perez Zehdar re-discovered zines, those little anti-authoritarian pieces of self-published paper long printed by everyone from science fiction fans to early LGBT activists to punk rockers and the Riotgrrrls.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Arts, Orange County, CA

Illawarra Mercury

Writers festival helping connect creatives

The Wollongong Writers Festival will be bigger and better this year, with the community encouraged to get involved in workshops across the city.

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Examiner.com

How to create a web page

I noticed that the curriculum for my English class next fall includes developing a web page.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

New Statesman

Puzzle pieces: finding the patterns in the poetry

When a new poet published by Faber & Faber starts using ampersands in his poems, you know something is afoot.

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Examiner.com

A Defense of Poetry - Percy Bysshe Shelly

The same revolutions within a narrower sphere had place in ancient Rome; but the actions and forms of its social life never seem to have been perfectly saturated with the poetical element.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Roundhouse Poetry Slam to Return as Part of Summer Sessions, July-Aug 2014

The annual Roundhouse Poetry Slam returns for 2014, as part of Summer Sessions, offering young artists aged 16-25 from across the UK the chance to compete for the title of Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champion.

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Shelter Island Reporter

'Friends of Frank' poetry reading at library on July 18

Friday Night Dialogues at the Library and the Shelter Island Poetry Project will present "Friends of Frank: Frank O'Hara and the Poets of the New York School" on July 18 at 7 p.m. Once upon a time in New York City in the 1950s, there was a perfect storm of poetry, art, wit and style that completely transformed the postwar landscape of American ... (more)

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