Publish It Forward with Matthew Battles 12/4
Join Matthew Battles for his upcoming Publish It Forward lecture, Deeds of Gift: On Giving and Receiving in Literary Life, on Thursday, December 4th, from 7-8:30pm at Vilna Shul.
For writers, the vaunted "gift economy" of the 21st century often seems to involve more giving than receiving. The pressure to make one's work open and free is felt everywhere: budding journalists are asked to appear on the web sites of major magazines for free; driven to promote our work, we strive to furnish audiences with quality streams of social-media content; and even established authors find themselves writing in exchange for "exposure." By pondering the many turnings the gift has taken in writing's history, we might find new ways to understand and make use of giving in literary life today.
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