Posts Tagged: literary festival

A Perfect Likeness

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As part of the Hemingway Days festival on Key West each year, the Hemingway Look-Alike Society hosts the Hemingway Look-Alike contest. This year, and for the first time ever, someone with the last name Hemingway took home the honor and the giant medal that goes with it:

Dave Hemingway of Macon, North Carolina and who is of no relation to the author, finally lifted the triumphant bust of “Papa” Hemingway after seven previous appearances in the contest.

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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 $227, while celebrity speakers are often paid significantly more.

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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.

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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 after a genre of Filipino love song,” and a reading from recent Rumpus interviewee Victoria Chang—plus a variety of arts-and-crafts booths where you can learn how to fold origami or make dumplings.

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