September 2014

Writers’ Reel: Celebrate The Freedom To Read!

This week is Banned Books Week, an annual event that highlights the value of free and open access to information.


Banned Books Week, September 21 - 27, 2014
PEN Center USA joins the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association (ALA) in observing Banned Books Week for the week of September 21st through the 27th.

Writers’ Reel: Three Authors Tackle Grief Through Art


This week we look at how three authors wrote wrote about the lose of loved ones.

Poet Edward Hirsch recently spoke to NPR on his book-length elegy, Gabriel, a narrative poem about the unexpected death of his 22-year-old son. In the interview, Hirsch argues that there is no “right way to grieve.”

Bookmark This: Stock Your Library With These Short Novels

Everyone is always pressed for time. If reading that epic 700-page tome is bringing you down, Electric Literature has the perfect list of 17 short novels you can read in a day.