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The New York Comic & Picture-Story Symposium: R. Sikoryak

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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Monday nights at 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City. Presentations vary weekly and include everything from historical topics and technical demonstrations to creators presenting their work.

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The Rumpus At SF Lit Crawl!

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Tomorrow Night!

The Rumpus proudly presents: For We Have Fallen to Our Knees!

The Rumpus is excited to participate in the San Francisco Lit Crawl! Come see readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed JonesMac McClelland, and Brian McMullen!

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Better Books, Better Brains

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If you’ve ever felt like reading good literature gives you more comfort and insight than any self-help book ever could, you’re probably onto something.

Scientists at the University of Liverpool recently conducted a study indicating that the brain “lights up” bigger and brighter when grappling with Shakespeare and Wordsworth than when taking in ordinary prose.

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A Place for Literary Videos

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In response to YouTube’s lack of a literature category, Reddit has created its own “underground” site for literary videos.

“Poetry videos, short story videos, live readings, spoken work performance, audiobook links, animated storytelling videos, documentaries about writers, book trailers, author interviews, and anything else you can think up that combines literature and other media.”

(Via GalleyCat)

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One More Thing That Literature Is Good For

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A few weeks ago, I went to a dermatologist to have something on my nose removed. He said less than two sentences to me, asked me one question he didn’t listen to the answer to, ignored my protests, had a nurse hold me down, stuck a large needle in my nose with no warning, and then dug the thing out with a scalpel even though the anesthesia was barely working.

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Using Genre As A Tool

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“But the idea that genre is a tool, not a prophecy goes beyond combating genre snobbery, I think — it’s actually helpful for writers to think about when crafting their next novel.

Just because there’s this marvelous tool for helping readers to understand your story, doesn’t mean your story has to be crafted around the tool.”

At io9, they’re talking about the advantages of using genre as a tool, especially in regards to sci-fi.

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