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shari-j-stauch's picture
May.04.2010
 Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans (November 17 - 21, 2010) has issued a Call for Papers on The Literature of War & Collateral Damage. The 2010 Humanities theme is The Literature of War & Collateral Dam­age. The conference offers programming designed for multiple audi­...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.19.2010
Using Louis Begley’s The Tremendous World I have Inside my Head: Franz Kafka: A Biographical Essay, this is how Smith describes F Kafka: “It is as if he had spent his entire life wondering what he looked like, without ever discovering there are such things as mirrors. A naked man among a multitude...
aberjhani's picture
Mar.29.2010
Octavia Estelle Butler achieved the unprecedented feat of winning three major science fiction awards--the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards, all in 1985--before going on in 1995 to also win the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award.  This achievement, in addition to a number of other honors, established...
nina-amir's picture
Mar.16.2010
While at the  San Francisco Writers Conference last month, where I served as a volunteer, a "book doctor" and a panelist, I had the opportunity to hear several great keynote speeches. Typically I'm not too interested in the speakers at conferences; they tend to be novelists of one sort or...
christine-hamm's picture
Mar.04.2010
Like a Fat Gold Watch: I am collecting an anthology of poems and more that celebrate Sylvia Plath's life and work, but do not fetishize her suicide and death. Please submit your poems about Sylvia Plath for an anthology to come out in Fall of 2011. All poems must be either a response to her work,...
phyllis-jean-green's picture
Jan.11.2010
                                                                                                                 “My Work-?”       “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”               According to an article in Wikipedia,   British historian and writer James Howell first shed light on Jack’s...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jan.10.2010
  I’ve written short stories, poems, and news analyses. But the personal essay remains my preferred medium. The writer’s voice, when honest and frank, provides an emotional intimacy with the reader no other genres can. In my case—a refugee who fled from a war-torn country at 11 and became an...
ben-a-shaberman's picture
Jan.07.2010
When you publish your first book, you can’t help but imagine yourself, at least for a moment, on a yacht in the Mediterranean, surrounded by thong-clad Italian supermodels, talking on your cell phone with your publisher, negotiating royalties, movie rights, and appearance fees. And, of course,...
alex-pepple's picture
Dec.10.2009
The Tribute Issue of Able Muse (Winter 2009) is now online at:| http://www.ablemuse.com  With:  FEATURED ARTIST: Royena Rasnat FEATURED POET: Stephen Edgar (In conversation with Timothy Murphy) SPOTLIGHT POET: John Beaton (Interviewed by Timothy Murphy) TURNER CASSITY TRIBUTE SPECIAL FEATURE:Turner...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.28.2009
Many writers don’t write full time. They fit their writing in and around their full-time jobs or around caring for their families. If they write for a living, or, like me, write and edit for a living, they may have little time to work on personal writing projects during the day. Plus, as we’ve seen...