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Transgender Advocate and Author Janet Mock Talks About Her Memoir - Posted February 26, 2014
Janet Mock has known she wanted to be a storyteller since she was a fifth grader in Honolulu who escaped to her local public library to devour books by Maya Angelou... [AllTwitter]

Transgender Advocate and Author Janet Mock Talks About Her Memoir - Posted February 26, 2014
Janet Mock has known she wanted to be a storyteller since she was a fifth grader in Honolulu who escaped to her local public library to devour books by Maya Angelou... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' Farewell - Posted February 10, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos ... [Lost Remote]

Nelson Mandela Stars in Comic Book - Posted January 16, 2014
Bluewater Productions has released a comic book biography starring former South African President Nelson Mandela. Tribute: Nelson Mandela,a 32-page comic, features writing by Clay and Susan Griffith and illustrations by Pablo Martinena. Publisher Darren G... [GalleyCat]

Maya Angelou Pens Tribute Poem to Honor Nelson Mandela - Posted December 12, 2013
Acclaimed author Maya Angelou has written a tribute poem, entitled "His Day is Done," to honor former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. We've embedded a video with a reading of the poem above--what do you think? AL.com reports that this ... [TVSpy]

Maya Angelou Pens Tribute Poem to Honor Nelson Mandela - Posted December 12, 2013
Acclaimed author Maya Angelou has written a tribute poem, entitled "His Day is Done," to honor former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. We've embedded a video with a reading of the poem above--what do you think? AL.com reports that this ... [GalleyCat]

Toni Morrison Honors Maya Angelou at the National Book Awards - Posted November 20, 2013
Author Toni Morrison honored writer Maya Angelou at the National Book Awards this evening with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Communi... [GalleyCat]

LIFE to Release 'The Day Kennedy Died' - Posted September 10, 2013
LIFE will publish a book called The Day Kennedy Died to honor the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death. The book, which comes out on October 15th, opens up with a foreword featuring a conversation with historian David McCullough. It also contains photos, ... [GalleyCat]

E. L. Doctorow & Maya Angelou To Receive National Book Foundation Honors - Posted September 6, 2013
The National Book Foundation will honor novelist E. L. Doctorow and poet Dr. Maya Angelou at this year's National Book Awards ceremony. Doctorow has been given the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Angelou has received the 2013 Literaria... [GalleyCat]

Conan O'Brien Launches Famous Authors On Ziplines - Posted September 7, 2011
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Conan O'Brien Launches Famous Authors On Ziplines - Posted September 7, 2011
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Big Corporations Among Major Donors to MLK Memorial - Posted August 24, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26303" align="alignleft" width="319" caption="Photo: Amy Ta/NPR"][/caption] The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which will have its official dedication this Sunday, August 28, had financial help from some major corporations. ... [PRNewser]

Essence EIC: We Are 'Absolutely' Looking for New Writers - Posted August 15, 2011
Before they were mainstays on countless bestseller lists, Maya Angelou, Terry McMillan and Alice Walker were all once featured in Essence. And, says editor-in-chief ... [GalleyCat]

Essence EIC: We Are 'Absolutely' Looking for New Writers - Posted August 15, 2011
For many writers, 41-year-old Essence is a dream publication. Long legacy of compelling features, excellent pay rate, prestige -- but how the heck do you actually break in? "The first thing you think about is what are Black women thinking about. What's important to Black women? And that is really the crux... [Fishbowl NY]

Essence EIC: We Are 'Absolutely' Looking for New Writers - Posted August 15, 2011
For many writers, 41-year-old Essence is a dream publication. Long legacy of compelling features, excellent pay rate, prestige -- but how the heck do you actually break in? "The first thing you think about is what are Black women thinking about. What's important to Black women? And that is really the crux... [FishbowlNY]

Essence EIC: We Are 'Absolutely' Looking for New Writers - Posted August 15, 2011
For many writers, 41-year-old Essence is a dream publication. Long legacy of compelling features, excellent pay rate, prestige -- but how the heck do you actually break in? "The first thing you think about is what are Black women thinking about. What's important to Black women? And that is really the crux... [FishbowlLA]

'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Book Gets 500K First Printing - Posted August 12, 2011
Abrams will release The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legacy on November 15th. According to Publishers Weekly, an initial printing of 500,000 copies has been ordered. ... [GalleyCat]

Maya Angelou Donates Personal Papers to the New York Public Library - Posted November 8, 2010
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Oprah Winfrey's Book Club, Unauthorized - Posted April 12, 2010
As rumors swirled last week that Oprah Winfrey may start a book club on her new cable network, Kitty... [GalleyCat]

February 2009: Top Publishing Stories of the Year - Posted December 30, 2009
February 2009 brought a fake Twitter feed and a major horror author's endorsement of a digital reader. Early that month, a Citi Investment Research analyst made headlines by estimating that Amazon.com (AMZN) had sold 500,000 Kindles. Within days, ... [GalleyCat]

TMZ and Twitter Spread False Maya Angelou News - Posted October 5, 2009
Over the weekend, the gossip site TMZ erroneously reported that Maya Angelou had been sent to the hospital, spawning an avalanche of Twitter posts. Since then, ... [GalleyCat]

O Hires A Bunch Of New Editors - Posted September 10, 2009
O, The Oprah Magazine has announced several new hires, filling out the editorial department under new editor-in-chief ... [Fishbowl NY]

O Hires A Bunch Of New Editors - Posted September 10, 2009
O, The Oprah Magazine has announced several new hires, filling out the editorial department under new editor-in-chief ... [FishbowlNY]

Maya Angelou Writes Michael Jackson Poem - Posted July 7, 2009
At today's memorial service for Michael Jackson at Staples Center in Los Angeles, actress and musician Queen Latifah read "We Had Him," a poem by ... [GalleyCat]

Amy Poehler, Rachael Ray And MTV's McGrath Headline Gracie Awards - Posted June 4, 2009
Last night in New York City, the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television presented their 34th annual Gracie Awards honoring the top women making entertainment for women. The night's biggest winners were Amy Poehler, who took home the 2009 Dove Real Beauty Award, Tri... [Fishbowl NY]

Amy Poehler, Rachael Ray And MTV's McGrath Headline Gracie Awards - Posted June 4, 2009
Last night in New York City, the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television presented their 34th annual Gracie Awards honoring the top women making entertainment for women. The night's biggest winners were Amy Poehler, who took home the 2009 Dove Real Beauty Award, Tri... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: BBC, RLTV, DC... - Posted January 18, 2009
> Dr. Maya Angelou will give the final video message of BBC World News America's "Notes to Obama" series. The essay airs Monday at 7pmET on BBC America. > Retirement Living TV reached agreement to be carried on Comcast digital television service. MSNBC's Ale... [TVNewser]

Annie Leibovitz Captures the African Conversation for Vanity Fair - Posted June 6, 2007
In an unprecedented effort by Vanity Fair, 20 different covers of the July issue hit newsstands today for their Africa issue, featuring famous peeps having a "conversation" about the continent as shot by Annie Leibovitz. ... [UnBeige]

Random House's Longest-Serving Editor Is Feted - Posted January 23, 2007
After reading Dinitia Smith's story about Robert Loomis, who's just turned 80 and has spent a record 50 years as an editor at Random House, I feel very red-faced. Because Korda, Mayhew, Mehta and Gottlieb are names that trip easily off my publishing-wonk tong... [GalleyCat]

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