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PEN is mighty, but needs to recruit new generation of writers

Mar 12, 2013
The writers' group PEN is well known for its core mission: Supporting free speech around the world. Its members include Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners. But it needs to expand, as the traditional publishing world shrinks.
Posted In: branding, media, writing, publishing

Literary voices: Writers reflect on the word 'hope'

Jan 25, 2013
Four years ago, the word 'hope' became intertwined with Barack Obama's presidential campaign and his first days in office. This week, he had his second inauguration. Four writers explore the meaning of the word 'hope' in today's world.
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Literary voices: Why we need 'hope'

Jan 23, 2013
Author Margaret Atwood reflects on the word 'hope,' and its importance since Barack Obama's campaign message four years ago.
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Literary voices: Why 'hope' isn't always a good thing

Jan 22, 2013
Writer Jeffrey Eugenides on the notion of hope, four years after Barack Obama used it in his presidential campaign.
Posted In: hope, writing

Born on Inauguration Day: Words to live by

Jan 17, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning author -- and Inauguration-Day baby -- Robert Olen Butler discusses his work and and the role that presidential characters play in his fiction.
Posted In: fiction, writing

Literary voices: 'Hope' is about second chances

Jan 17, 2013
It's been four years since Barack Obama used 'hope' in his presidential campaign message. Author and journalist Héctor Tobar talks about how he sees hope where he lives.
Posted In: writing, hope, los angeles

Literary voices: What does 'Hope' mean now?

Jan 16, 2013
Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.
Posted In: writing, Barack Obama, hope

Novelist Douglas Kennedy on trying to hold onto success

Apr 24, 2012
In his new semi-autobiographical book, Douglas Kennedy explores the successes and failings that come with making it as a writer in Hollywood.
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