February 2014

Bookmark This: Embrace Your Obsessions

If you're unable to make it to AWP this week, don’t fret. The AWP website has a treasure trove of great literary resources, from podcasts to news articles, all under their Magazine & Media section.

RAN 05/14: INDIA

INDIA: PEN Center USA & PEN International protests withdrawal of best-selling book

Wendy Doniger

Writers’ Reel: Maurice Sendak on Writing for Children

"Where The Wild Things Are" cover image

In this endearing animated video produced by Blank on Blank, the late children’s book author Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) talks about not shying away from writing the barbaric in children’s books and how his uncensored family spurred his creative life.

PEN Center USA Tote

PEN Center USA Tote Bag

The PEN Center USA tote is 13"x14" and is made from natural cotton-poly with 25" natural cotton web handles.


Bookmark This: Get Inspired With 30 Haruki Murakami Quotes

The folks behind Thought Catalog have compiled a great roundup of quotes from acclaimed author Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleNorwegian Wood

Writers’ Reel: Margaret Atwood on Writing Exposition


Author Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s TaleThe Year of the Flood, and, her latest, MaddAdam) chats with Big Think about the difficulties of writing exposition. The author of speculative fiction breaks down what a writer should do when writing exposition with a goal of making the text appear seamless. Atwood also talks about her love of writing poetry and pushing against being pigeonholed as a fiction writer.