Monthly Archives: April 2020

Literary Arts launches emergency fund for writers

Literary Arts announced an emergency fund for Oregon writers struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. Named after Brian Booth, who founded the Oregon Book Awards, the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers will distribute a total of $100,000 to eligible new authors, poets, playwrights and cartoonists currently facing financial hardship from canceled …

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An Open Letter from New York City Literary Arts Organizations to Members of the New York City Council

To New York City Council Members Van Bramer, Gjonaj, Moya, Cumbo and Borelli We write to you as literary arts organizations in New York City committed to fostering the well-being of the city’s community of writers and other literary professionals struggling with the COVID outbreak. -19. We ask that you …

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Why teaching literary arts on the zoom doesn’t quite work

I skipped the Departmental Literary Arts meeting on Monday March 9 and I shouldn’t have. Item seven of our agenda, “COVID-19 “, suddenly became item # 1, and the result, as I soon learned, was that we, the professors of creative writing at Brown University, now had to begin the …

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