"One of the joys of work is where it takes us," says novelist Alice Walker. Listen to what Walker has to say about what it means to be a writer in this short video. From Clips, our daily dose of literary video curiosities.
For the month of October, writer M.L. Liebler blogs about the literary scene in Detroit. Liebler is one of hundreds of writers Poets & Writers supports each year through its Readings & Workshops program.
If you are heading to the Boston Book Festival next weekend, take along our free City Guide for an insider's look at literary Boston. Your tour guide is poet Ifeanyi Menkiti, owner of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, the nation's oldest poetry bookstore.
8th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 16-21, 2012, Delray Beach, Florida. Kim Addonizio, Cornelius Eady, Claudia Emerson, David Kirby, Thomas Lux, Gregory Orr, Chase Twichell, Eleanor Wilner. Special Guest, Charles Wright. Workshops for qualified writers are limited to 12 participants and 3 auditors. Readings, craft talks, annual gala, and more. Visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.orgto apply. Now accepting applications for workshops. Deadline to apply: November 6, 2011.
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