News: Literary Recap August 2 - 7, 2012
2012-08-08 23:09:PM ago by nicole.boyce
In prize news, Margaret Atwood will offer a new online poetry prize through the social media site Wattpad. CBC Books, in keeping with the Olympic spirit, has a literary triathlon for writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.
Is there an epidemic of niceness in literary criticism? Jacob Silverman investigates the effect of social media on writer-reviewer relationships.
U of C has introduced a Common Reading Program for first year students. Each freshman at the university will receive a copy of Clem and Olivier Martini’s Bitter Medicine.
Future Flywheel participants might be interested in Leigh Stein’s tips for giving a successful public reading. The August Flywheel will take place this Thursday at Pages Books on Kensington.