Posts Tagged: literary festival

Paying Authors to Appear

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The British Society of Authors has called on literary festival organizers to pay authors who make appearances at events. The organization is asking that any literary festivals that charge entrance fees pay authors a minimum fee. At present, few events pay, and those that offer an appearance fee typically pay as little as £150, or about […]

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Popsickle Literary Arts Festival Returns

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Popsickle, Brooklyn’s literary arts festival, returns for its fifth iteration this weekend. Organized by Rumpus contributor Niina Pollari and JD Scott, Popsickle brings together many of the borough’s best publications and reading series including Brooklyn Poets, The Bushwick Review, Mellow Pages Library, Mental Marginalia, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Franklin Park Reading Series, and more. Local writers […]

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The Economics of Book Festivals

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These days, you can’t throw a book without hitting a book festival. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s biggest literature festival, is reported to have had 200,000 attendees this spring. In Britain alone, there are over 350 book festivals a year. For Financial Times, Carl Wilkinson looks at the economics behind these festivals. Who makes […]

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Awesome Free Lit Fest Alert: Page Turner in Brooklyn

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If you’re going to be in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 5, you won’t want to miss the Page Turner Literary Festival, a celebration of all corners of Asian American culture presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. It’ll feature events like a panel on Muslim American identity, a marathon poetry reading from a “nonprofit named […]

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Kashmir Festival Over Before it Starts

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Kashmir was supposed to hold its very first literary festival at the end of September, but preempting violence from organizers and growing fears have unfortunately postponed the event. Salman Rushdie occupies contentious author-space overseas. His novel, The Satanic Verses was banned over in India. The rumors suggesting he was going to speak at the Kashmir […]

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