Plum Creek Literacy Festival is now an anti-LGBTQ "ministry" – Book and film globe | Bowluk

In September, the Plum Creek Literacy Festival abruptly canceled its event after several authors declined to attend because the festival had deleted LGBTQ-themed books. Now the festival is back – somehow. Amid discussions on Twitter about his track record, Plum Creek’s 2022 roster first shrank and then changed dramatically. At least eight children’s authors have … Read more

After delays, the University of Iowa is building a new non-fiction writing program – The Gazette | Bowluk

The University of Iowa began construction of a new building for the nonfiction writing program in March on the southeast corner of North Clinton and Church streets, across from the President’s residence. (Provided by the University of Iowa) IOWA CITY — More than 14 years after the University of Iowa initiated plans to build a … Read more

Unbound Book Festival: Here are faces to know at this year’s festival, from David Berry to Viet Thanh Nguyen – Columbia Daily Tribune | Bowluk

Colombia’s literary community meets writers from far-flung places at the annual Unbound Book Festival. Readers can eagerly await the arrival of a favorite author — or claim a new writing hero after encountering a particular panel or read. With so many writers approaching — and to keep track of things — it helps to get … Read more

An “open” discussion about non-fungible tokens and cryptocurrency – seven days | Bowluk

click to enlarge There is certainly a lot of talk these days about cryptocurrency and NFTs and the like. I couldn’t get through 10 minutes of the Super Bowl without a Hollywood actor making fun of me for being a wimp for not putting all my money into “crypto.” That sounds a bit … Read more

9 Nonfiction Books on Disabilities of People of Marginalized Gender – Book Riot | Bowluk

This content contains affiliate links. If you shop through these links, we may receive an affiliate commission. When the book world celebrates marginalized voices in literature, I rarely see disabled, chronically ill, deaf, and neurodivergent authors singled out by able-bodied sources. Or, if highlighted, their disabilities will be erased from their stories. But disabled people, … Read more

3 Nonfiction Translations You Should Be Reading This Spring – NPR | Bowluk

Meghan Collins Sullivan/NPR Meghan Collins Sullivan/NPR In March, Frank Wynne, the first translator to serve on the Booker International Prize jury, urged publishers to pay royalties to both translators and authors – and the Booker Foundation immediately agreed. Advocating for translators of this kind is becoming more common and visible, for which readers should be … Read more