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View Resource New Issues Poetry and Prose

New Issues Poetry & Prose, a nonprofit, university-based publisher, was established in 1996 by Editor Herbert S. Scott. New Issues publishes eight to twelve new titles each year with a focus on contemporary poetry. New Issues Poetry & Prose is the sponsor of two poetry prizes, each offering a $2,000 award and publication. The New Issues Poetry Prize is an award given to a first book of poems...
View Resource Poetry (Library of Congress)

This site provides visitors with access to the "Library of Congress poetry resources including poems, poetry readings, poetry news and events, and information about U.S. poet laureates." Some of the current and historical readings given at the Library have been placed online here in both the Webcast and the RSS feed format for those interested in listening to the original presentations.
View Resource Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: Michigan

Information about Michigan authors and illustrators, online community, newsletter, meet ups, and how to book a speaker for school visits and conferences. 501(c)3 organization. Only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.
View Resource Traverse City National Writers Series

Year-round book festival held in Traverse City.  Author event stage and non-profit writing center dedicated to great conversations with today's best authors.  Founded in 2009 by Traverse City native and New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton.  Proceeds from the series go into a dedicated scholarship fund that supports area high school students in pursuing writing careers.
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