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Books
Your Shakespeare-Inspired Script Could Win You $25,000
Over the next 20 years, a Virginia theater company is looking to produce plays that "vibe off" the Bard’s work.... READ ON
Books
10 Facts About Charlotte Brontë
There’s a lot more to Brontë than "Jane Eyre."... READ ON
Books
This App Turns Text Messages Into Short Stories
Aimed at getting young people to read more, Hooked has more than 10 million downloads.... READ ON
TV
8 TV Shows That Were Creatively Altered by a Writers Strike
What a difference a writers room makes.... READ ON
List
50 Essential Children's Books
For readers young and old.... READ ON
Music
Beat Writer's Block With Lin-Manuel Miranda's New Spotify Playlist
It's called "Write Your Way Out,” and features a variety of literary-themed tunes.... READ ON
Books
A New Museum Honoring Anne of Green Gables Author Is in the Works
A fan group plans to convert author L.M. Montgomery's home in Norval, Ontario into a literary landmark.... READ ON
List
50 of Our Favorite Books by Women
You can thank us later for creating your reading list for the next five years.... READ ON
Books
The Unpublished Manuscripts of 7 Famous Authors
Whether they were stolen, destroyed, or locked in a time capsule, you won’t see these books on the shelves.... READ ON
Language
Cursive Is Regaining Popularity in U.S. Schools
Traditional script isn't disappearing anytime soon.... READ ON
TV
Sesame Street Writing Fellowship Shines a Spotlight on Diversity
New writers can apply for the chance to learn from the creative professionals behind the beloved children's show.... READ ON
Fun
Apply for a Writer's Residence at the Mall of America
You'll spend five days inside the nation's biggest mall, and be paid handsomely for it.... READ ON
Books
Lost Walt Whitman Novel Offers an Early Glimpse Into Leaves of Grass
The 165-year-old novel is "like seeing the workshop of a great writer,” according to one scholar. “We’re discovering the process of Whitman’s own discovery.”... READ ON
Movies
Pixar Rolls Out Free Online Storytelling Course
The course includes lessons from the directors of "Up" and "Brave."... READ ON
Fun
Turn Your iPad Into a Typewriter With This Bluetooth Keyboard
All the nostalgia, none of the Wite-Out.... READ ON
Fun
Write a Stellar 200-Word Essay and You Could Win a North Carolina Farm
The property is valued at $450,000.... READ ON

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