The Writers in Dialogue Program sends American authors to Russia for readings, roundtables, and literary events hosted by Russian writers and publishers and brings Russian authors, editors, and critics…More
As she heads to @DukeU, we salute WaPo's Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) for her years as a media watchdog, for her deep understanding of the mission of free expression nonprofits & advocates, and for her commitment to journalism schools & students. She's in a league of her own.
"Once jailed for quoting a poem... You’d think that... Erdoğan would be more sympathetic towards #FreedomOfExpression. Instead, he seems to be using (his experience) as a 'how to' guide—how to rid yourself of the irritating thoughts of others." https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/turkeys-punitive-stranglehold-on-creative-freedom-has-tipped-into-farcical-overdrive/ar-AA10pU3E #Turkey
"Donald Barthelme grew up listening to cool jazz and going to the movies, but also attending Catholic school and, from his mid-teens, getting drunk: these things also fed into his fiction.... An active member of PEN America from the early 1970s, he organised conferences..." (1/2)