literature

Connections: Discussing dystopian fiction and the staying power of the novel "1984"

George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” was published 70 years ago this week. In a recent piece for the “New Yorker,” Louis Menand writes that unlike...
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Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:06pm
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Connections: Writers & Books' new executive director, Alison Meyers, and the 2019 Ladder Conference

Writers & Books has a new executive director. Alison Meyers is a poet and fiction writer who previously led literary non-profit organizations in New...
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Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:50am
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Connections: Exploring the literary history of Upstate New York

We explore the literary history of Upstate New York with local blogger Stephen Huff, who visited authors' graves in 35 communities across the state. He...
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:04am
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Connections: What should we do when artists misbehave?

What should we do when artists misbehave? In other words, when an author, actor, director, or artist does something offensive, acts inappropriately, or...
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Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:41pm
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Connections: How today's students interpret classic literature

Two British newspapers expressed their shock over “thin-skinned, liberal foot-stomping millennials” sympathizing with the monster in Mary Shelley’s...
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Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:04pm
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Connections: Previewing Writers & Books' Ladder Literary Conference

If you've ever wanted to publish a book, an upcoming conference hopes to help you move from concept to print. Writers & Books' upcoming Ladder...
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Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:46am
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