May 2014

Bookmark This: Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou

Many articles have been published in the last few days honoring the passing of the prolific writer, activist, and poet Dr. Maya Angelou, who passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

Writers’ Reel: How Zadie Smith Returned to the Wonder of Storytelling

Zadie Smith (author of N-W  and White Teeth, among others) was recently awarded the 2014 Moth Award for storytelling. In her acceptance speech, Smith describes how she returned to storytelling after becoming a mother. She shares a personal memory from her childhood that illuminates her relationship with the art.

Writers’ Reel: Sandra Cisneros On Becoming a Writer

Sandra Cisneros
Héctor Tobar, 2014 Emerging Voices Mentor, interviews author Sandra Cisneros for the Los Angeles Times.


China: Renewed crackdown on writers and journalists ahead of 25th anniversary of Tiananmen protests