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Philip Levine Inspires at The Great Write Off

Just after noon on Friday, the typewriters in Ann Arbor’s Espresso Royale quieted. It was Day Three of The Great Write Off, but the pause had nothing to do with fatigue. Philip Levine, former Poet Laureate of the United States, had just walked in the door! I don’t know who was smiling more as I rose from my table to greet him–him, me, or the students writing in the coffee shop. We’d been anticipating his arriving in Ann Arbor for The State of the Book the following day, but we hadn’t expected him to drop in on the write-at-thon itself. […]


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More reasons to help FWR in its fundraiser (going on RIGHT NOW)!

Fiction Writers Review’s first-ever fundraiser, The Great Write Off, is starting TODAY! It’s not too late to help. You can sign up to write on FWR’s team or make a donation yourself (even $5 goes a long way). Proceeds will go to a revamped website and to pay our all-volunteer staff and contributors. Need more incentives? How about PRIZES? Any FWR participant who raises $50 or more will get a Great Write Off T-shirt. Any FWR participant who raises $100 or more will be eligible to win one of twenty copies of Natalie Bakopoulos’s debut novel The Green Shore, generously […]


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Letterpressing Baxter

Fritz Swanson has graciously donated time, talent and materials to create a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind edition of Charles Baxter’s poem “Please Marry Me” for The Great Write Off and The State of the Book. The top five FWR fundraisers for The Great Write Off will get one of only 100 copies of the poem handmade with care by Fritz.


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Help FWR grow—join The Great Write Off! (UPDATED)

Here at Fiction Writers Review, we run this website as volunteers, in our spare time and out of our own pockets. We think we’ve got a great site with great content—and since you’re here, reading this blog, we hope you agree! This fall, we’re running our first-ever fundraiser, and it’s your chance to help FWR just by doing what you do normally: writing. On October 3-5, Fiction Writers Review will compete in The Great Write Off, a three-day write-a-thon. (Think walk-a-thon, but with writing.) It’s a friendly fundraising competition involving six Michigan lit organizations—each fielding its own team of writers. […]



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