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Posts Tagged ‘James Baldwin’

The Progressive Opens eBook Line

The Progressive magazine has opened a line of digital books, collecting stories from a century’s worth of articles. The books were created with support from Middleton-based August Publications.

The first eBook (Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall) was inspired by President Barack Obama‘s Second Inaugural address, celebrating the American belief “that all of us are created equal” that the President called “the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall.” Here’s more from the release:

Newly digitized and fully searchable, The Progressive archives are a treasure trove of progressive history, beginning with the magazine’s founding in 1909 by Fighting Bob La Follette … In its early years, it joined the cause of women’s suffrage under the leadership of Belle Case La Follette, Fighting Bob’s wife. The Progressive documented that struggle, throughout its early, suffragist years under the guidance of Belle Case La Follette, during the great civil rights battles of the 1950s and 1960s, and with joyful declarations of gay liberation by Allen Ginsberg and Harry Hay, founder of the modern gay rights movement … This collection also features writing from civil rights leaders, including James Baldwin and A. Phillip Randolph, in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Nonfiction Book Proposal

Nonfiction Book ProposalStarting September 4,work with a literary agent to complete a full proposal that wins an agent and a contract! Ryan Harbage from The Fischer-Harbage Agency, Inc. will teach you how to convey your idea in a winning book proposal format, write your proposal letter, understand the nuts and bolts of the nonfiction book industry, and more. Register now! 

Harlan Coben, Swann Auction Galleries & David Misch Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Meet prolific thriller writter Harlan Coben at the launch party for his new novel, Six Years. See him on Tuesday, March 19th at Barnes & Noble (82nd Street & Broadway) starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

The 6-year anniversary celebration of the Mixer Reading & Mixer Series will take place at Cake Shop. Join the fun on Wednesday, March 20th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Halloween Costumes Inspired by Myth & Legend

Looking for a new kind of Halloween costume this year? The Take Back Halloween site is filled with literary and historic ideas for women.  The Goddesses & Legends section of the site is packed with great costume ideas, including Asase YaaAthenaFreyja and Isis.

If you want to adapt your own costume from myths and legends, we’ve linked to some free eBooks that can help inspire your Halloween costume this year. Be sure to check out our list of costumes based on books as well.

Here’s more about Take Back Halloween: “Take Back Halloween is the first venture from the Real History Project, which was conceived in 2010 as a series of projects to popularize knowledge of the past—the real stuff, not just the Dead White Male version of history. It was created by Suzanne Scoggins, a writer and feminist specializing in women’s history. The plan is for a variety of projects under the Real History umbrella: websites, videos, books, and grassroots events.”

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