Posts Tagged: literary festivals

The Rumpus Interview with Gregory Pardlo

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Poet and Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo discusses the reverence for poetry found in other cultures, how he strings a book together, and the future of American poetry in light of our national crisis.

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Oxford Lit Fest Will Consider Paying Authors

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Last week, Philip Pullman pulled out of the Oxford Literary Festival because the event does not pay authors. Now, Oxford, at least, is saying that it will consider paying all speakers for its 2017 event. This will be a challenge, as the festival is a non-profit and actually reported a £18,000 loss in 2014, the […]

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Author Pay Conflict Heats Up in Britain

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The row between authors and the literary festivals that don’t pay escalated last week when Philip Pullman resigned from the Oxford Literary Festival. Pullman also serves as the president to the British Society of Authors, a group that has been lobbying to earn authors money for making appearances. The Oxford Literary Festival is a twenty-year-old […]

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Burma Nurtures Literary Tradition with International Festival

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If Jon Nickell’s essay “Into the Tiger’s Lair” piqued your interest about Burma, you might be interested to know that the often isolated country with abundant censorship regulations just held its first international literary festival. With workshops and readings on topics like war, violence, and government criticism, the Irawaddy Literary Festival, under the patronage of […]

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Reading For Money

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Literary festivals are blowing up (at least in the UK), as evidenced by the new festivals that popped up this year alone, even though it’s increasingly difficult to get sponsors and funders in these times. To get the funds flowing for writers, there may be a new trend in the works: “A combination of the […]

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