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Writers Rock The (Too Young To) Vote

071005_obamayouth_vl-vertical.jpgYoung adult authors — like Judy Blume Meg Cabot, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Scott Westerfeld, Megan McCafferty, Melissa Walker and more — are launching YA for Obama, a social networking project for writers and their young readers who support Barack Obama.

About 50 writers have signed on so far, and the site goes live on Monday, Sept. 22. Daily blog posts will feature different writers, with readers able to make their own pages, talk in forums and contribute video and photos.

“The idea came from the simple realization that so many Young Adult authors seem to be for Obama,” Maureen Johnson says in a release. “While this site is for readers of all ages (and even nationalities), there will be a lot of emphasis on giving readers who are under 18 a place in the process. Those are our people, and they want to be a part of this election. While they can’t vote, they can certainly use their energy and talents to get others to do so — putting up signs, making videos, or badgering their family members to the polls.”

We love the enthusiasm, but if you really want to turn an election, park Obama-rama vans along the perimeters of Colorado, Nevada and Indiana and give out Dark Knight bootlegs to anybody sporting peach fuzz and acne.

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Where the Poets, Actors, Playwrights Etc., Are


The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another his mother called him “Wild Thing!” and Max said “I’LL EAT YOU UP!” so he was sent to bed without eating anything.
We’re not suggesting you need to dress up like a wolf (don’t let us stop you, either) or (God forbid!) go without supper, however, should you feel the lack of Maurice Sendak in your life you may want to check out The Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y line-up, which among many other things (including Judy Blume!) is featuring “A Celebration of Maurice Sendak, with Tony Kushner, Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze.” (Eggers and Jonze have collaborated on the movie version of Where the Wild Things Are). Go here for more info. For some reason tickets appear to be cheaper if you’re under 35.