Saturday, June 04, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Writer Pens Picture Book to Benefit Children's Bookstore
The 33-year-old Booktender's Secret Garden Bookstore & Gallery in Doylestown, Pa., could be the first children's specialty store to be the subject of an entire picture book--and the recipient of its profits.
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Meriwether First Book Prize Founded: The Feminist Press and Tayo Literary Magazine launch the inaugural contest awarding debut books by women and nonbinary writers of color.

Astronomers Try to Date Sappho's Poems: Using sky-mapping software, researchers have found that "Midnight Poem" was likely written between January 25 and March 31 in 570 BCE.

The Capitalism of 'The Boxcar Children': "'Of course I have more than enough money to support us all,' the grandfather says, 'but if you have something to do, you will be happier.'"

Grandparents, Literature's Unsung Heroes: Rarely the focus of the story, grandparents nonetheless often play a crucial role in a protagonist's development.

The Millions Interviews Neill Null: Matthew Neill Null discusses his "severe" new story collection, 'Allegheny Front,' and the power of spoken stories.


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