Category: News

Reading Without Walls, Mapping Literature, Rainku & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

“Reading is a fantastic way to open your minds and hearts to new people, places, and ideas.Through reading, I’ve met new friends, learned new facts and become a better person.” – Gene Luen Yang

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National Poetry Month, Chance the Rapper, Roxane Gay & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

April is National Poetry month in the US and there are many ways to celebrate! From Twitter poetry to National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27th, and attending local poetry gatherings, language, poems, and poets are in the spotlight.

Awards, E-Books, a Discovery & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

Los Angeles Times Book Finalists Announced The finalists, announced on 2/22, include Zadie Smith’s novel Swing Time, Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, and Rep. John Lewis’ graphic memoir March: Book Three. The list includes 55 books, plus one award was announced – […]

One More Request by Lynne Weiss

We are gathering in airports and public parks. Recently, we marched together in cities and towns in red states and blue states and foreign nations. We’ve been making signs, knitting hats, posting, tweeting, calling, and writing postcards. We’re organizing and strategizing. I have just one more request, and it […]