Oxford University Press has compiled a list of Truman Capote quotes describing various literary moguls of his time. Can you match the names to his descriptions?
Check out Giles Harvey's post on the New Yorker's Book Bench about the difference between British and American English and the way we treat the speakers of each. As Harvey points out, people are often quick to dismiss certain evolutions of language as slang or impure, when really it just shows how language use changes over time. Which is why literature has changed so drastically from Shakespeare's day, and why we celebrate this fact with indie magazines and small presses. What's the fun of language if you can't experiment with it?
Flavorwire has compiled a list of the 30 best author insults over the years. Check them out and file them away for future use...you don't have to be Nietzsche to refer to someone as a hyena.
Check out Rob Funderburk's (the man behind the artwork of ACM 50) rendition of our event, The New Chicago Style, last Thursday.
Friends, we have a special evening planned for you! The Chicago Cultural Center reading is absolutely free. Doors for the panel discussion and afterparty opens at 8 pm, but we don't expect to get it started it until 9 pm. The Chicago Reader listed us as a recommended event! We're pumped. If you click through to the rest of this post, you'll see a flier for the after party.
CBS Chicago's Mason Johnson reviews the top literary readings in the city. Check it out (and then check them out in person) to see if you agree.
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