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Students should be encouraged, not pushed

I am now pursuing a major in creative writing and communications, something I wouldn't have even considered in high school due to the stigma against liberal arts degrees being “useless” or “impractical” for both genders. I was urged to be an engineer, simply because I happened not to be horrible at
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Norfolk dancers to perform RAF-inspired show under planes at Duxford

… formed following a production of Lord of the Flies at Norwich Theatre Royal which saw young male performers star alongside members of Matthew Bourne's New Adventures company. This latest collaboration has also involved members of Norwich Theatre Royal's Introduction To Script-Writing course.
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Bucknell Announces Recipients of the 2018 Harold & Gladys Cook Awards

Scapellato, who teaches creative writing and screenwriting, will travel to Sicily to take Italian language classes, immerse himself in the island's culture and explore the birth home of his father. “I'm always thinking about the power and magic of language, but I've found it challenging to make the time to
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We've all been there: 'Write Your Heart Out' is filled with words and thoughts of teenagers in love

Voices of Youth Violence” was the result of DePaul professor of creative writing Miles Harvey sending dozens of his students into Chicago's most dispiriting neighborhoods to find people willing to talk about their lives and the often violent deaths of those they had known. It was, as I wrote at the time,
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Is reading better for you than a spa?

You've heard of yoga retreats and spa retreats, and you've probably heard of creative writing or painting retreats but could the next big thing in relaxation be a reading retreat? I went to Thorpeness in Suffolk to join a group of people who've chosen to go on holiday with just their books. Cressida Downing
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Newsmax's Top 25 Christian Nonfiction Authors

While this is not a definitive guide, Newsmax sought to determine how many books an author sold by cross-referencing the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association list of best-selling Christian books with information provided by the authors themselves and their publishers, along with personal bios,
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Blackstone Audio to Manufacture, Sell, and Distribute More Brilliance Audio CDs

Brilliance Publishing, Inc., a Michigan-based, full-service book publisher, is part of the Amazon.com group of companies. The company's audiobook division publishes over 1,000 audiobook titles annually. With a growing catalog of titles from over 500 authors (Nora Roberts, Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz,
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First Haruki Murakami festival in Manila is happening

On March 17, John B. Labella, Mary Thomas, professors from the Ateneo De Manila University, and Luna Sicat Cleto from the UP Institute of Creative Writing Fellow will lead the the “Talking About Murakami” at Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street. Rappler correspondent, essayist, and poet Frank
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Facebook will soon allow news publishers to run paywalls inside the iOS app

NEW YORK: Social media giant Facebook will begin allowing news publishers to run paywalls inside the iOS app from March 1. According to TechCrunch, Facebook's head of news partnerships Campbell Brown said that publishers wanted to give away five free articles, not ten, so Facebook is switching
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MPs to publish report into RBS mistreatment of small businesses

The chair of the Treasury select committee has asked its MPs to support using parliamentary privilege to publish the damning independent report on alleged mistreatment of small business customers by Royal Bank of Scotland. Nicky Morgan, who chairs the influential parliamentary committee that holds
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Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host book fair

The Collective Goods book fair features quality books and gifts at 50 to 75 percent off retail price, and includes best-sellers, children's, reference, hobby, nature and wildlife, sports and cooking titles – as well as gift items. The book fair is open to the public, and all proceeds will benefit Ripon Medical
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2018 Klaus Flugge Longlist Announced

The longlist for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize has been announced. Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children's book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of children's publisher Andersen Press and a supremely
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Facebook is shaking up its news service with more focus on 'trusted publishers'

Facebook is shaking up the way it presents news. You'll soon be able to keep up with breaking news via Facebook Watch, but you'll also start seeing less news on your newsfeed. The announcement came at the Recode Code Media conference in California, where Adam Mosseri, Facebook's head of
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Writing myself to a sea-change

But people have agency, and scholarly work is like creative writing insofar as I have to write the truth, which is about what the people I am describing are actually doing. What matters is, in Aristotelian terms, the unity of action in a piece. With that in mind, I picked up Tolstoy's 'Kreutzer Sonata' recently.
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Unseen Iain Banks drawings to appear in new Culture universe book

Previously unseen drawings by the celebrated Scottish author Iain Banks are to appear in a brand new book celebrating his science fiction writing – to be published six years after his death. Publisher Orbit has announced plans to release a new “vision” of the Culture universe that Banks spent around 25
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