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Writers get all aboard Amtrak’s train residency program | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Writers get all aboard Amtrak’s train residency program | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Writer, Book Reviewer, Researcher, Sunday School Teacher | Scoop.it
There’s something romantic about train travel. The stillness aboard as the landscape swiftly changes outside your window, passengers and places coming and going along the way. For many, those cramped train cars come with extra room for creativity. When writer Alexander Chee said in a recent interview that trains are his favorite place for his craft, he mused that Amtrak should offer up residencies for writers in need of a creative space. Continue reading →
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2/4/2014 Black History Spotlight ... Writers

2/4/2014 Black History Spotlight ... Writers | Writer, Book Reviewer, Researcher, Sunday School Teacher | Scoop.it

Short list of Black/African-American Writers that we should know about.  

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Black History Spotlight of Writers .... 

 

Paul Laurence Dunbar (writer) The Strength of Gideon & The Party & Candle Lighting Time .................................

 

Zora Neale Hurston (writer & anthropologist) Jonah's Gourd Vine ......

 

James Weldon Johnson (writer) God's Trombones ...............................

 

Joesph Seaman Cotter (writer) Band of Gideon .................................

 

Angelina W. Grimke (writer of prominence) poetic insight .................

 

 

If you want to learn & or know more about the above writers/poets mentioned visit the library or the Internet. .......................................

 

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Free houses for writers

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Writeahouse is a Detroit-based charity that trains people in carpentry and related trades by having them renovate houses, then gives the houses to writers (novelists, journalists, poets), encouraging them to relocate to Detroit.
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