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Ruth Tenzer Feldman, Emily Jenkins, & Teddy Wayne Get Booked

bowHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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.

Ooligan Press will host a launch party for The Ninth Day by Ruth Tenzer Feldman. Join in on Monday, December 16th at Kilmer Voorhees starting 7 p.m. (Portland, OR)

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Teddy Wayne Essay Generates Twitter Controversy & Hashtag

Kapitoil novelist Teddy Wayne published a satirical essay in the opinion pages of the New York Times‘ Sunday Review called “Explaining Twerking to Your Parents,” generating controversy and a trending hashtag on Twitter.

The Inquisitr has more details about the Twitter trend and the controversy. Check it out:

The #askteddywayne hashtag pokes fun at Teddy Wayne’s fluffy twerking piece, a piece which relies heavily on the underlying joke about white people not understanding black people, and some ick-inducing socio-economic stereotypes.

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A Bookrageous BEA Bash & YA Superstars 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.

Essayist Tim Kreider and author Jenny Boylan will headline a conversation event to talk about Kreider’s new collection, We Learn Nothing. Hear them on Tuesday, May 28th at The Strand starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

Four authors, Nathan Larson, Sarah MacLean, Rosie Schaap, and Teddy Wayne, will appear at HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe’s “Bookrageous BEA Bash.” Join in on Wednesday, May 29th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Lost Wax Micro Fiction Collective Gets 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.

The Lost Wax Micro Fiction Collective will host an introductory meeting on Thursday, March 28th starting at 8 p.m. in Los Angeles. Check it out: “Meetings will follow a format of share and critique and then inspiration discussion based on a particular theme that will inform the next meeting’s work.” (Los Angeles, CA)

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2011 Whiting Writers’ Award Winners Revealed

Last night the The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation gave $50,000 to ten promising writers for the 2011 Whiting Writers’ Awards. Since the awards began in 1985, the foundation has given over $6 million to 270 poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, and playwrights.

We’ve included the complete list of recipients below, along with the foundation’s short biography for each winner. Poet and past Whiting recipient Mark Doty delivered the keynote address.

Writers’ Program director Barbara Bristol had this comment in the release: “It is wonderful to see from the books these writers have published that the small, independent presses and university presses continue to be a strong, vital presence in the literary world, and it is also heartening that the larger presses are still investing in emerging literary talent.”

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Digital Anthology Raises Money for Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund

A group of authors have teamed up for the Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema digital anthology, a book of essays raising money for the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund.

The authors (listed below) will write essays on how movies have influenced their work. Follow this link to read an essay from the collection. Cynthia Hawkins will edit the anthology and Simon Smithson of Calavera Books will publish it on December 1st.

Here’s more about the fundraiser: “[Proceeds] will go to the Joplin Eagles Television 14 Program through the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund. The JET 14 Program instructs 160 students each school year in the fundamentals of film production and broadcasting. During the F-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, 54% of Joplin’s students lived in the path of the tornado, eight schools including the city’s high school were destroyed or significantly damaged, and one teacher and seven students were killed.”

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Tools To Promote Your Author Blog

Nearly all writers launch some sort of blog, Twitter feed, Facebook page and/or Tumblr blog to promote their book online. But most of them have no idea how to get people to actually read these sites.

Over at Splitsider, author and Tumblr blogger Jill Morris (pictured, via) explained How to Become a Published Author in 237 Simple Steps–a useful and funny guide to online promotion.  Below, we’ve highlighted a few tools we never knew existed.

1. Listorious: “the best Twitter people search on the web so you can find anyone by topic, region or profession — powered by data from the tens of thousands of list curators. Once you find the right person, you can interview them by asking questions over Listorious.”

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Lit Resolutions from Heather Brewer, Teddy Wayne, Helen Simonson, & Thelma Adams

Today we have a new set of 2011 literary resolutions from writers. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter.

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod vampire series writer Heather Brewer: “1. FINALLY read Mockingjay (I am SO far behind the times!). 2. Tackle something totally different for me – like a first person, female perspective (that, or happy fluffy rainbow bunnies). 3. Continue taking over the world with my Minion Horde (and yes, this does count as literary…kinda).”

Kapitoil novelist and writing professor Teddy Wayne (back in sarcasm): “My literary New Year’s resolution is to learn to read. (I’m currently dictating this to my assistant).”

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How Business School Applications Inspired a Debut Novel

Since we last we spoke with debut author Teddy Wayne (pictured, via), we wanted to find out more about his debut novel, Kapitoil. So, we went back for a longer interview about his work and the books he recommends for aspiring writers.

Q: I do not intend to talk about your first novel, but how did you land the deal for your second novel, Kapitoil?

A: That first novel you’re not intending to talk about, which I wrote when I was 25, never saw the light of day, fortunately, but it did get me my current literary agent. For Kapitoil, it took a dispiriting round of rejections and a major revision before it garnered offers from a few different publishing houses. It was, I think, the first time in my life that adversity inspired me to work harder. I promise it will never happen again.

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