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Bookmark This: Remembering Poets Mark Strand and Claudia Emerson

This week, the literary community suffered the loss of two Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, Mark Strand and Claudia Emerson. Let’s remember their contributions to the written word by bookmarking these two interviews.

Bookmark This: Favorite Cookbooks for Thanksgiving

This time next week, we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving. To arm you with delicious tools to make the day a success, the PEN Center USA staff has selected their favorite cookbooks. Here’s to gourmet treats!
Libby Flores:
The Homesick Texan’s Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours by Lisa Fain
“Every recipe makes me proud to be from Texas.

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?

Bookmark This: Matt Bell on Following The Rules

Author Matt Bell (In the House Upon The Dirt Between the Lakes and The Woods) writes a witty essay for Electric Literature on the use of rules in workshop classes.