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Ambient Lit, Michael Bond, Slam Poet Vanessa Tahay & more! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

What’s Ambient Literature? …”The study of emergent forms of literature that make use of novel technologies and social practices in order to create robust and evocative experiences for readers.”

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Tracy K. Smith, Shakespeare, Roxane Gay & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

Tracy K. Smith is the New Poet Laureate of the United States…The poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection,  Life on Mars, and a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her memoir, Ordinary Light,  will begin her new post with the Library of Congress in September of this year. Congratulations Tracy K. Smith!

Global Literary News Recap

by Laurel Dowswell From prestigious awards to exciting new projects, the literary world brought readers and writers a number of compelling news stories in the beginning of December. Here is a wrap-up of recent global literary headlines. 2016 PEN Literary Awards Longlists Announced The PEN American Center will […]

The Power of Creativity

by Laurel Dowswell Sara Jadid dreams of a peaceful world. One filled with flying doves instead of exploding bombs. A world of unity, where the strength of kindness prevails above all. On October 28, 2015, she received the prize for winning the 44th Universal Postal Union’s Letter Writing […]