Category Archives: news

Paulo Coelho calls on readers to pirate books

Nagsayaaten a panagpampanunot! Kas koma amin ken Paulo Coelho amin a mannurat wenno autor! By Alison Flood Bestselling Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho is joining in with a new promotion on the notorious file-sharing site the Pirate Bay, and calling on “pirates of the … Continue reading

Posted in books, fiction, news, novel, writers | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Call for Submission of Manuscripts to the 51st Silliman University National Writers Workshop

The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is now accepting applications for the 51stNational Writers Workshop to be held April 30 to May 18, 2012 in the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village. This Writers Workshop is offering fifteen fellowships to promising … Continue reading

Posted in creative non-fiction, drama, fiction, news, poetry, writers' workshop | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Iowa Writers’ Workshop retracts maxim “show, don’t tell”

Professors teaching in the University’s MFA writing program, the famous “Iowa Writers’ Workshop,” have officially retracted the universal literary adage to “show, don’t tell.” According to Professor James A. McPherson, “show, don’t tell” was originally a joke, played by Kurt … Continue reading

Posted in fiction, literary device, news, writers' workshop | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Taboan 2012: Gathering Warriors of the Pen

The country’s poets, playwrights, essayists and fictionists from different parts of the Philippines will converge in Pampanga for the upcoming Taboan: Philippine Writers Festival, which will be held on February 9 to 11, 2012. Taboan is one of the seven … Continue reading

Posted in news, writers, writers festival | Leave a comment

The Book of Books: What Literature Owes the Bible

By MARILYNNE ROBINSON The Bible is the model for and subject of more art and thought than those of us who live within its influence, consciously or unconsciously, will ever know. Literatures are self-referential by nature, and even when references … Continue reading

Posted in books, fiction, news, novel, poetry, short story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

2011’s best short stories

By Chris Power 2012 is being touted as ‘the year of the short story’, but the last 12 months are going to be hard to beat Are these hard times for the short story? Perhaps not so very tough: in his … Continue reading

Posted in fiction, news, short story | Tagged , , | Leave a comment