Tag: Fiction

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 […]

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 […]

Buying Indie, The Handmaid’s Tale, Zelda, Ron Rash, the Universe & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

Independent Bookstore Day Celebrated The official Independent Bookstore Day is the last day of April each year. Bringing author readings, music and kids events and more, indie bookstores from all over celebrate this special Saturday. Indie bookstores are vital, enthusiastic, and community-building centers of literature, poetry, and creativity. Love […]

Creator by Brian Coughlan

Such an isolated place. Where they lived. To give directions to a stranger would be impossible. Off the main arterial road everything round here dissolves into narrow capillaries known only by the name of someone’s house, field, or barn. Their place was set on the edge of a […]

Trio by Justin Evans

  They hadn’t been hiding, and they weren’t hiding now, her parents said—but then, she couldn’t have said what they had been doing, other than hiding half-asleep in the grain shack, waiting for night, when they could finally go out to beg food from the least hostile neighbors. […]