Tag: Books

National Poetry Slam, Literary Awards & a Toni Morrison Video You Need To See – Your Weekly Lit News Roundup

National Poetry Slam Takes Place in Denver Bringing together hundreds of poets and thousands of fans from across North America, the event included workshops, open mics, and competitions including the “Haiku Death Match.” Danielle Brooks, one of the host city co-chairs for the 2017 National Poetry Slam says, “It’s […]

Books in Bloom, Peace Poetry, Potter, Fests & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

Austin African American Book Festival Celebrates Literature The 11th annual festival took place from June 22-24, highlighting such authors as bestselling YA author Angie Thomas, novelist April Sinclair, and Salon Magazine Editor-at-Large D. Watkins. The keynote address was given by author Peniel Joseph, titled “Black History, Literature, and Power in the Age of Black […]

Global Prizes, Amazon Charts, Poets House & the Brooklyn Bridge and more! Your Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

The 2017 Etisalat Literature Prize Goes to… Jowhor Ile – for his book, And after Many Days. He will receive £15,000, an Etisalat sponsored book tour to three African countries, a fellowship at the University of East Anglia, and an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen. Congratulations!   The Debut of Amazon Charts On May […]

The American Writers Museum, Hillary & the BookExpo, Joy Harjo and More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

American Writers Museum Opens in Chicago The American Writers Museum opens its doors today in Chicago.  The 11,000 square feet space houses timelines, placards, a word “waterfall” with interactive games, and more. A small selection of the writers represented include Mark Twain, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Frost, Harriet Beecher […]