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recommended reading: benefit for PEN America, featuring Edward Albee, Deborah Eisenberg, and others…

Come one, come all to Global Correspondence: A Benefit Reading for PEN America When: February 24 @ 7 pm Where: Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th St, NYC) Who: André Aciman, Edward Albee, Anthony Appiah, Lydia Davis, Deborah Eisenberg, Nathan Englander, Janet Malcolm, Francine Prose, Sarah Ruhl, and more Tickets are $15/$12 for students and PEN members. $50 tickets include a wine and cheese reception to follow. Click here to buy tickets. RSVP or invite others on Facebook. PEN America is a literary journal published by PEN, an organization dedicated to defending human rights and works around the globe. […]

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November 15th: Dzanc Write-a-thon

Hey, fiction writers! What are you doing on Saturday, November 15th? If you spend the day writing, you can help raise money for Dzanc, a unique non-profit independent press established (in their own words) “to not only publish great books, but to work nationally in set communities to provide writing workshops and year round programs for students and adults alike.” Read more about the Dzanc Writer in Residency Programs (DWIRPS) and The Dzanc Prize, two of many ways this press connects writing and publishing with community service and educational outreach. Want to read more about the event itself? Go here. […]

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Books for Barack

I still haven’t read one of her mysteries, but in 2005, Ayelet Waldman had me at hello with her infamous Modern Love essay — the one where she admits – blissfully – to loving her husband even more than her children. (Bonus: said husband is Michael Chabon.) Now Waldman is channeling some of that passion toward electing Barack Obama, who she first met in law school. She’s launched a Books for Barack fundraising drive. In a widely circulated email, Waldman called for writers to donate signed copies of their books, including rare collectibles and first editions, to offer as gifts […]