October 2014

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Writers’ Reel: Is Literature Making You a Nicer Person?

Electric Literature posted a witty animated video named "The School of Life," which tries to answer the question, "what is literature for?" The video lists four major answers, including the facts that it makes a person nicer and it&rsquo

Bookmark This: Your Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo Itinerary

On Wednesday, October 22, you are going to want to be in North Hollywood for Lit Crawl: NoHo. Starting at 7pm, the night will be packed with diverse readings, including PEN Center USA's Spinder.

Bookmark This: Writing Prompts To End Your Rut

McSweeney’s gives us 13 prompts to free you from any writer's block. But these are not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill prompts. Written by Dan Wiencek, these exercises have a bit of a humorous bite to them. How many can you do?