LitLinks for Aug. 16, 2019
Other book and poetry news is below.
Something to spend time reading and absorbing are these 16 writers who recall important moments in African American history.
Also, I enjoyed this New York Times profile on James Daunt, the man charged with turning around Barnes & Noble.
In between sessions at the Emerging Writers Festival this weekend, I plan to read this interview with The Tiger’s Wife author Téa Obreht. If you happen to be at the Festival, grab me and say hey. I’ll be the tall light-haired guy who’s impressed by all the other writers.
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- A church in Alabama is helping build “little libraries.”
- Speaking of libraries, these books were way, way overdue.
- Money is being raised to build a Charles Bukowski monument in San Pedro, Calif.
- This is a fun piece about a married couple who produce children’s books.
- The story of how John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath came to be.
- Did you know that thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail love fantasy books?
- Learning about literary festivals in Africa and in Trinidad.
- Being an introvert, silent book clubs intrigue me.
Books + Hollywood
- The second season of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is based on The Turn of the Screw.
- Young adult author Lauren Oliver signed a first-look deal with Amazon.
- Ernest Hemingway’s A Mo
veable Feast is being made into a TV series.
- Also, the first trailer for the new Little Women film is below.
- Closeout your summer with the books on this list.
- Here’s what Barack Obama is reading this summer.
- Something to look forward to this fall? These books. Oh, and these 25 books.
- Maybe you read these books in high school, but perhaps you should read them again.
- Oprah Magazine lists 25 books every woman should read.
- The Yellow House by Sarah Broom is a memoir about rebuilding her childhood home that was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
- U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and others who are releasing new poetry collections this month.
- Timothy C. Winegard’s new book traces the mosquito’s role throughout history.
- Matt Salinger helped make four of his dad’s books available as eBooks.
- The farm of late poet Donald Hall will become the site of a writing residency program.
- Louisiana has a new poet laureate.
- Emma Lazarus’s biographer says the poet wrote “The New Colossus” to encourage Americans to embrace all immigrants.
- Looking at the Iowa roots of poet Lucas Hunt.
- This guy writes on-demand poems in Park Slope.
- Some jobs give you great material for poetry, such as a bartender.
- Lorin Cuoco, who worked with William H. Gass and highlighted St. Louis writers, died at 64.
- Children’s poetry anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins passed away on Aug. 8, 2019. He was 81.
- Author, playwright, and Los Angeles Times book critic Elaine Kendall is dead at 91.
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