Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Wednesday Web Browser

TriQuarterly, the literary journal of Northwestern University Press, will transition to an online-only format and will be integrated into the Creative Writing program of Northwestern's School of Continuing Studies.
Publishers Weekly reports the launch of Madras Press, which focuses on short fiction - and will donate proceeds from each book to a charity of the author's choice.
As you've likely heard by now, Oprah's latest book club pick is a short story collection: Uwem Akpan's Say You're One of Them.
For those in the Denver area: Lighthouse Writers Workshop will be hosting an "Operation Homecoming Writers Workshop" this weekend (September 26 and 27). "The workshops are open to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, as well as veterans of earlier conflicts., and are part of the NEA's Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, a groundbreaking program that documents and preserves the wartime experiences of men and women in uniform and their families." There's no charge for these workshops. Details here.
Adam Kirsch reviews Michael Greenberg's Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life, and declares that Greenberg "belongs in a book by Saul Bellow."


Celeste said...

Wow--the news about TriQuarterly fills me with mixed feelings. I was fortunate enough to have a story in TriQuarterly a while back, and I'm glad to have a print copy I can hold in my hands. It's sad that such an old journal will no longer be making hard copies. At the same time, though, it will probably allow more people easy access to the content itself--which is a benefit.

Thanks for sharing this news, Erika!

Erika D. said...

I know what you mean about the mixed feelings, Celeste.