Best of the Web 01/09/17

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Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

Are you looking for something different to read this January? Check out this list of small press books recommendations from Book Riot.

"9 Small Press Books to Read in January 2017"

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Procrastinate

Best of the Web 12/19/16

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Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

With the end of the year comes the end-of-year book lists. Find new recommendations on this one from Literary Hub, including former Muse presenter Garth Greenwell. (This is why your holiday wishlist keeps getting longer.)

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The Writing Life

Bob Dylan Spoke for Me in the Refugee Camp

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Amid controversy, the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan. Though he didn't respond to the Committee's messages for a few weeks, Dylan finally confirmed that he would absolutely attend the ceremony, "if it's at all possible." Needless to say, the literary community has been astir. Here, Boyah Farah, a Judy Layzer fellow in the Memoir Incubator program, on his support for Dylan and how the songwriter's lyrics speak to him.

 

If you want to change the world, all you need is a guitar, some courage, and a voice that could cut ...

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Books & Reading

Best of the Web 10/17/16

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Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

Indifferent to baseball cards? Don't know the difference between a Pikachu and a Charmander? Find the trading cards you've been waiting for, in celebration of Banned Books Week, via Tor.

"Local Library Encourages Readers with Banned Book Trading Cards"

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"There is a Hunger for Stories in Our City": Why Grub is Holding Classes Write Down the Street

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This fall, GrubStreet is thrilled to announce a new neighborhood initiative, Write Down the Street/Autores de la Vuelta, which brings free creative writing sessions to branches of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester and Roxbury. Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Sarah Colwill-Brown sat down with Jennifer De Leon and Denise Delgado, Grub instructors and Neighborhood Program Fellows, to chat about the future of the program and why it matters.

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