November is National Novel Writing Month!
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November is National Novel Writing Month!

November is National Novel Writing Month! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Here’s … Continue reading

Banned Books Week Wrap Up
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Banned Books Week Wrap Up

This past week, we’ve been celebrating Banned Books Week, which is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. The theme for this year was “Books That Shaped America.” The event takes place during the last week of September and brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of … Continue reading

The 27th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival: The Pretentious Comic Con
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The 27th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival: The Pretentious Comic Con

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” These famous words of Tennessee Williams’ donned my t-shirt each day at the 27th annual Tennessee Williams Festival, which took place March 20-24 headquartered at The Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter. In my festive t-shirt, I attended panels … Continue reading