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Who in US Congress support the arts? | Art Threat

Who in US Congress support the arts? | Art Threat | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Other than the outrage caused by Mitt Romney's promise to fire Big Bird, there's been virtually no discussion on arts issues leading up to the November 6 elections in the United States. Cultural topics have been nearly absent ...
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Barry Blackmon - American Graduate Champion

Barry Blackmon, II, sixth grade gifted English and Language Arts teacher from The B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Carson Middle School, was named Atlanta ...
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Writer Tess Gerritsen drops ‘Gravity’ lawsuit

Writer Tess Gerritsen drops ‘Gravity’ lawsuit | Human Writes | Scoop.it
CAMDEN, Maine — Best-selling Maine writer Tess Gerritsen is dropping her $10 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the studio’s Oscar-winning 2013 movie “Gravity.” Gerritsen of Camden wrote on her blog Monday that she made the decision after the court ruled twice that Warner Bros. “need not honor and is [...]
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The Frost Place Inspires Present-day Poets - Seven Days

The Frost Place Inspires Present-day Poets - Seven Days | Human Writes | Scoop.it
A hundred years ago, a relatively unknown poet named Robert Frost bought a farm in Franconia, N.H., and settled in with his wife and four...
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Adria Amos: Bluegrass woman renews her passion for writing with help from ... - Knoxville News Sentinel

Adria Amos: Bluegrass woman renews her passion for writing with help from ... - Knoxville News Sentinel | Human Writes | Scoop.it
West Knoxville woman is honing her writing craft with help from others.
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Percy Bysshe Shelley: Separating the Art from the Artist

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Separating the Art from the Artist | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The scandalous life of 19th century Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley rivals that of the most shocking celebrities of our modern age.  For him, art was all – even if the pursuit of that art meant ...
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The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers - The New Yorker

The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers - The New Yorker | Human Writes | Scoop.it
As you age, you’ll notice that time is the weirdest thing in the world, that surprises are relentless, and that getting older is not a stroll but an ambush.
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US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: 'Poetry is one of the most beautiful ways of participating'

US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: 'Poetry is one of the most beautiful ways of participating' | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The newly appointed poet laureate of the US talks about his upbringing as a campesinos in California, the role of poetry in political life, and Allen Ginsberg
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Juan Felipe Herrera to become United States’ first Latino poet laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera to become United States’ first Latino poet laureate | Human Writes | Scoop.it
‘I’m here for everyone and from everyone. My voice is made by everyone’s voices,’ says Herrera, who was born in California to parents from Mexico
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Five Pieces Of Runic Poetry Translated From The Islandic Language 1763 First - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now

Five Pieces Of Runic Poetry Translated From The Islandic Language 1763 First - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now | Human Writes | Scoop.it
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Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir? - New York Times

Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir? - New York Times | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Leslie Jamison and Benjamin Moser debate whether someone should reach a certain age before writing a memoir.
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Novelist funds scholarships for 11 Pacific students - Stockton Record

Novelist funds scholarships for 11 Pacific students - Stockton Record | Human Writes | Scoop.it
STOCKTON — Celebrated novelist James Patterson has helped fund new scholarships for 11 selected students at the University of the Pacific who
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Writing in Portuguese in London

Writing in Portuguese in London | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Now in its third year, the Festival brings together staff, students and members of the public to experience, explore, debate and be inspired by the arts and humanities at UCL.
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Willa Cather festival returns to tiny Red Cloud, Neb.

Willa Cather festival returns to tiny Red Cloud, Neb. | Human Writes | Scoop.it
In her books, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Willa Cather celebrated the American prairie. Although she ultimately moved to New York, the town of Red Cloud, Neb., where she grew up, was the inspiration for much of her fiction.

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Liberal Arts-Professional Divide Is an Illusion - Huffington Post

Liberal Arts-Professional Divide Is an Illusion - Huffington Post | Human Writes | Scoop.it
A decade ago I might have revealed my perception that there existed a strange and even dirty little secret within the liberal arts college sector -- that many national liberal arts colleges have offered robust "professional" programs, but that they...
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Why College Kids Are Avoiding the Study of Literature - Commentary Magazine

Why College Kids Are Avoiding the Study of Literature - Commentary Magazine | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Why College Kids Are Avoiding the Study of Literature
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Declining enrollments in literature courses. Her book is titled Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities.
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David Hackett Fischer Wins $100K Award for Military Writing - ABC News

David Hackett Fischer Wins $100K Award for Military Writing - ABC News | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Historian David Hackett Fischer has won a $100,000 award for military writing. Prize officials announced Tuesday that Fischer is this year's recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 3, Robert Lowell

Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 3, Robert Lowell | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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The essence of literature - The Nation (blog)

The essence of literature - The Nation (blog) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
“Why do we study Literature?”
Whenever I put forth this question to the young minds of our upcoming generation, I am likely to get a response from them in the form of ‘drawing a blank’.
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Top 10 art holidays and creative writing retreats in the UK - The Guardian

Top 10 art holidays and creative writing retreats in the UK - The Guardian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Getting away from it all on a writing retreat or art break offers an opportunity to combine a hobby with a holiday where it’s possible to learn new skills at beautiful and inspiring locations
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51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature | Human Writes | Scoop.it
"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot

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Missoula novelist wins independent publisher's award - The Missoulian

Missoula novelist wins independent publisher's award - The Missoulian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Missoula author David Allan Cates, author of five highly-acclaimed novels, has won a gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for his most recent effort, "Tom Connor’s Gift."
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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 39, Jorge Luis Borges

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 39, Jorge Luis Borges | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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Poetry Changes Lives - A Different Kind of Therapy - Huffington Post UK

Poetry Changes Lives - A Different Kind of Therapy - Huffington Post UK | Human Writes | Scoop.it
One big downside of trauma and depression is that you come out of it feeling like roadkill.
To give up a long standing depression is to have a significant part of your life abruptly removed.
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Who Inspired America's Greatest Writers? - Daily Beast

Who Inspired America's Greatest Writers? - Daily Beast | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Harold Bloom, “the indispensable critic,” has found the men and women who provided the daemonic spark for America’s literary giants. And he’s even nice to T.S. Eliot.
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