Reflections on the Silent, Insidious Writer Shortage of the 21st Century

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Monday, October 28th, 2013 | 2,666 views

Everywhere one travels in literary circles—book launches, cocktail parties, the adjunct lounges at third-tier academic institutions—one hears the same lament: We have too many writers. Whether the cause is the invention of the word processor and the availability of self-publishing on demand, or the explosion of new MFA programs, or merely a culture steeped in […]

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WORD hosts Jacob Appel, Robert Antoni, Paul Kwiatkowski, and Bruce McEver for Small Press Night

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Friday, October 18th, 2013 | 3,782 views

Paul Kwaitkowski reads from And Every Day Was Overcast from Black Balloon publishing

WORD brought together four authors from four different small presses for a sampling of independent literature. Each author was allotted ten minutes to read from their respective books covering poetry, fiction and experimental prose.

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