Writing News Roundup
April 13, 2020
Here are a few things that have recently caught our attention.
- Rapper Kodak Black is planning to donate 625 books to children at Broward County Schools in Florida to soften COVID-19’s impact on their education.
- If you have time on your hands, consider volunteering to help out research institutions as an “armchair archivist.”
- The Internet Archive has drawn outrage from the Author’s Guild and the Association of American Publishers for making scans of 1.4 million books available for unlimited borrowing during the pandemic.
- Read Molly Young’s take in Vulture on promoting a book during a pandemic.
- Beloved poet and memoirist Molly Brodak has died at age 39.
- A movement to turn the prison where Oscar Wilde was held into an arts center has come up short.
- The Believer has launched The Believer Jr., a limited-run newsletter of indoor activities for kids ages 4-8.
- Organizers and grantmakers have announced the Artist Relief fund, which will provide $5,000 relief grants to artists in financial emergencies.
- The New York Public Library has launched a virtual book club.
- Read in The Atlantic how public libraries are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- A few things over at Lithub:
- The Guggenheim Fellows for the year 2020 have been announced.
- John Medeiros’s Self, Divided has won the 2020 Howling Bird Press Nonfiction Prize.
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