July 31, 2012 In This Issue 79 Best Books for Writers Book Trafficking Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene Alaska: P&W Wants You Life of Pi Movie Trailer FiveMessage 1 of 1 , Jul 31, 2012View Source
July 31, 2012
79 BEST BOOKS FOR WRITERS
We've compiled a list of the very best books for writers (newcomers to the market and classics alike) that will inspire you and help you hone your craft.
- Feeling unmotivated after a bad rejection letter? Regain your footing with Luke Reynolds's Keep Calm and Query On.
- Discovering or developing your poetic voice? Try W. D. Snodgrass's To Sound Like Yourself.
- If you're just beginning to write fiction, get practical advice from Writing Fiction by R.V. Cassill (The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction's original editor).
A group of writers, readers, and arts activists are challenging the decision to eliminate Mexican American and ethnic-studies curricula from Arizona's schools. Check out how Librotraficante, with support from writers such as Rudolfo Anaya, Lorna Dee Cervantes, and Sandra Cisneros, has mobilized to fight Arizona's decision.
Read About Librotraficante
DYLAN HICKS SINGS BOLLING GREENE
Listen to a sample of the album on pw.org and learn how music can offer readers a deeper experience of a story.
ALASKA: P&W WANTS YOU
Poets & Writers invites Alaska-based poets and fiction writers to submit their manuscripts for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. Each year, P&W invites writers from one state to apply for the award. The prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. The deadline to enter is December 1.
LIFE OF PI MOVIE TRAILER
The film adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling novel, Life of Pi, will be released in theaters this fall. Take a look at the trailer, which follows the story of a young man who is marooned on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after surviving a disaster at sea.
Watch the Trailer
FIVE INSPIRED DAYS OF WRITING & CULTURE IN
NEW ORLEANS! (SPONSORED ARTICLE)
Nurture your creativity, find time to write, get inspired, and be part of a supportive, small group at NY Writers Coalition's New Orleans Retreat! The retreat includes a five night accommodation in a historic house, 25 hours of innovative writing workshops, a private writing conference, meals, a visit to the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, a tour of the real NOLA conducted by the Neighborhood Story Project, and more! October 11 to 16.
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