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

AFI Writers’ Room Ready Awards 2020-21 Honor Screenwriters – Diversity | Bowluk

The American Film Institute announced the recipients of its Writers’ Room Ready Awards on Thursday. The annual awards program honors the best pilot screenplays written by screenwriters from the AFI Conservatory. This year’s awards honor the 2021 and 2022 classes after last year’s awards were postponed due to COVID-19. “Congratulations to the 2021 and 2022 … Read more

‘Out of touch’: Children’s authors describe increasing censorship of books about diversity – The Guardian | Bowluk

CChildren’s writers and performers say rising censorship, institutional shyness and online backlash are causing stories about diversity, sexuality and even contemporary world events to be deemed inappropriate for younger readers. “It feels like we’re living through a second Section 28, but one that the UK government has outsourced to an anonymous Twitter lobby,” says one … Read more