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Reports from the Field: On Grief

Perhaps what I find most fascinating about language is that it can both discriminate and be discriminating. It can impose harm or it can repair. It is in our mouths, on our buses, and trains. It’s graffiti, our hips, and our hands. We’re never not communicating. But for some of… [Read More]

Reports from the Field | by Hafizah Geter | October 29, 2014 | 1

Spotlight On! Poem-a-Day

Spotlighting The Academy’s online publication, Poem-a-Day, imagine receiving a poem by a vast array of American writers in your email inbox daily, or opening a newspaper to read a new poem that encapsulates the state of your heart at that moment, or instead of drowning in your infinite scrolling social… [Read More]

Spotlight On! | by Sheila McMullin | October 15, 2014 | 4

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Required Reading

Beginning this fall, and in tandem with their event for the United Nation’s “Day of the Girl” celebration, which includes a reception and roundtable discussion on a girl’s right to write with panelists from Penguin Random House, Little, Brown and Tumblr, Girls Write Now, with help from VIDA, undertook to… [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Lynn Melnick | October 7, 2014 | 0

Upcoming Events

Locked Horn Press w/ Belladonna* and Bone Bouquet: #READWOMEN feat. Leah Umansky, Angela Veronica Wong, Cheryl Fish, and more

November 21, 2014 at 7:00pm | Belladonna* | 925 Bergen Street; Suite 405; Brooklyn, New York 11238 | Organized by Belladonna* | More Info

National Council of Teachers of English Conference Panel: Diversity in the Classroom

November 22, 2014 at 2:45pm-3:45pm | Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Maryland 20745 | Organized by NCTEWe Need Diverse Books | More Info

Happy Anniversary VIDA! Erin Belieu and Lynn Melnick in conversation with Ann Hood, Amina Gautier, Carl Phillips, Claudia Rankine, Edwidge Danticat, and Don Share

November 23, 2014 at 2:30pm | Room 8303, Building 8 300 NE Second Ave., Miami Wolfson Campus, Miami Dade College | Organized by Miami Book Fair InternationalVIDA | More Info

Happy Birthday, Margaret Atwood! with Margaret Atwood, Lev Grossman, Erin Morgenstern, Chuck Wendig and Others and a Surprise Special Guest

December 3, 2014 at 8:00pm | Kauffman Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128 | Organized by 92nd Street Y | More Info


December 8, 2014 at 9:00am-5:00pm | Library of Congress, LJ-119, first floor, Thomas Jefferson Building | Organized by Poetry and Literature Center | More Info


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