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Roundup: Writing Centers

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As we launch a new blog format for the new year, we’re also looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. Our roundups explore the archives and gather past posts around a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week we have posts

A Day in the Life at 826CHI

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This post was contributed by Julia Ventola. Tucked away in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park, 826CHI is a thriving non-profit writing and tutoring center, dedicated to Chicago’s six- to eighteen-year-old students.  It is a member of Dave Eggers’ national organization, at which, throughout the country, volunteers and staff

Literary Boroughs #28: San Francisco and North Bay (Part Two)

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[Read part one of this post here.] Where to get published: Though the writer-to-everyday citizen ratio is kind of out of control in the Bay Area (meaning: heaps of competition for space in local publications), there are still plenty of opportunities for publication in local journals and magazines. McSweeney’s has

Literary Boroughs #27: Ann Arbor, Michigan

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Posts are by no means exhaustive and we encourage our readers to contribute in the comment section. The

Rent a (Ploughshares) Author with 826 Boston

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Donald Hall (a two-time Ploughshares guest-editor) and Jim Shepard (who is in the process of guest-editing the upcoming Fall 2010 issue) are up for rent! 826 Boston, a non-profit tutoring and writing center for students ages 6-18, is renting nationally-acclaimed authors for a private evening with book clubs or