News: Literary Recap Aug. 16-21, 2012

2012-08-23 10:07:AM ago by nicole.boyce

Literary Death Match, a competition showcasing the performative side of modern writing, is set to film a TV pilot in October. The organizers are fundraising on Kickstarter, with the goal of raising $10 000.
 
In an effort to strengthen “the vertebral column of society,” Argentina is now offering pensions to aging writers. What do you think: could this work in North America?
 
How do memories influence your writing? At Poetry Magazine, Mary Ruefle writes about poetry and memory, with stop-offs at Annie Lennox, W.S. Merin, and Little House on the Prairie.
 
Sometimes it’s right to be wrong. The Atlantic has an article on the “stickiness” of misquotations, while Bulwer-Lytton announces the winner of their annual ‘worst sentence’ contest.   
 
Science fiction or fortune telling? Salon looks at the accuracy of sci-fi writers’ predictions for the year 2012.

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