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    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Donna Kaz, Program Director, Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference.

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  • October/November Writer's Chronicle

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    Marie Howe, Sumita Chakraborty, Kathy Fagan, & Dorothea Lasky in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue

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  • Writer's Notebook

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    When It Hurts, Write Harder

    Diana Raab's tribute to Philip F. Deaver

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Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Donna Kaz

Program Director, Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

Writer's Notebook: "When It Hurts, Write Harder: A Tribute to Philip F. Deaver"

Diana Raab | October 2018

Podcast: Episode 156: Gwendolyn Brooks 100th Anniversary Tribute

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "On the Poetry of Ann Stanford"

Maxine Scates | October/November 2000


The Writer's News

  • November 8, 2018

    ALTA Announces Translation Award Winners

    On November 1, 2018, the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) announced the winners of its National Translation Awards.
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  • November 1, 2018

    Welcoming Native American Heritage Month

    November has been designated as Native American Heritage Month, and as such it offers those of us who do not identify as Indigenous, First Nations, or Native American a special opportunity to place ourselves both culturally and spatially, and to recognize the valuable contributions that the original peoples of North America have made and continue to make to our larger national identities, cultures, and creative expression.
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  • October 29, 2018

    Ntozake Shange, 1948–2018

    On October 27, 2018, the innovative and pioneering poet and playwright Ntozake Shange passed away at an assisted-living community in Bowie, Maryland.
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  • October 26, 2018

    Tony Hoagland, 1953–2018

    On Tuesday, October 23, the poet, essayist, and teacher Tony Hoagland passed away at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after a lengthy struggle with pancreatic cancer.
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  • October 23, 2018

    PEN America Files Lawsuit Against President Trump

    On October 16, 2018, PEN America, a leading organization that defends free expression on behalf of its 7,200 members who are writers and literary professionals, filed a lawsuit against President Trump for “using the powers of the federal government to retaliate against journalists and media outlets he finds objectionable, in violation of the First Amendment.”
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