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  • March into writers' workshops

    March into writers' workshops
    We might have turned a corner closer to spring this week. But it's still winter, a perfect time to hone your writing skills while you're hunkering indoors waiting for the weather to warm. The folks at the Williamsburg Book Festival are getting started...
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood aims to diversify Chicago live lit

    Welcome to the Neighborhood aims to diversify Chicago live lit
    When Paul Dailing and Rachel Hyman met on Twitter in 2013, they bonded over their own local literary projects. Dailing contributes three times a week to his ambitious journalism project, 1,001 Chicago Afternoons, and Hyman curates stories for her citywide...
  • Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
    In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated breakout hit, "Stay with Me," both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's names have been added to the song's writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith,...
  • Control your spending by understanding marketing tactics

    Control your spending by understanding marketing tactics
    Retail therapy might not be the best medicine, but aroma therapy makes scents. These are among the secrets to spending smarter that can be gleaned from academia's study of consumer behavior, which examines not only what we buy but why. Here are some...
  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...
  • John 'Jack' Leggett, mentor of emerging authors, dies at 97

    John 'Jack' Leggett, mentor of emerging authors, dies at 97
    John Leggett, a novelist, biographer and literary mentor whose ability to recognize emerging talent distinguished his 17-year tenure as head of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, died Jan. 25 in Napa. He was 97. Later the cofounder and director of the Napa...
  • Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained

    Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained
    Making a movie about the late novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace‎ would seem challenging on several counts. First there's the issue of turning a writer's craft into the stuff of fresh cinema. Then there's the issue of taking this particular...
  • Stieg Larsson's dragon tattoo girl returns, despite death of Stieg Larsson

    Stieg Larsson's dragon tattoo girl returns, despite death of Stieg Larsson
    Lisbeth Salander, the tough protagonist of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and its sequels, will return in a fourth book in August, "That Which Does Not Kill." That's despite the absence of author Stieg Larsson, who died unexpectedly in 2004 before...
  • Book Events: B.J. Novak At Twain House; 'Still Alice' Discussion

    Book Events: B.J. Novak At Twain House; 'Still Alice' Discussion
    Mark Twain's international travels and what they taught him will be explored in the spring series of free talks and readings called "The Trouble Begins at 5:30" at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. The events complement the...
  • 'H is for Hawk' wins Costa Book Award

    'H is for Hawk' wins Costa Book Award
    The Costa Book Award, which comes with a prize of $45,000, was given to Helen Macdonald for her memoir "H is for Hawk" on Tuesday in London. Now named for Costa Coffee, it was formerly known as the Whitbread Prize. "My mum was hoping I’d win. I...
  • The weight of expectation, and the wait for a new Harper Lee novel

    The weight of expectation, and the wait for a new Harper Lee novel
    One day in about 2005, novelist Harper Lee was having breakfast at a diner near her Alabama home when a fan, apologizing for the intrusion, approached to express admiration for Lee's sole work, "To Kill a Mockingbird." The two chatted, Lee was gracious,...