Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

January 21, 2011


*It looks like the era of the Poe toaster may be over. For the second year running, no cognac or roses were left at the Raven writer's grave in Baltimore.  

*If you're looking for something literary to watch this weekend, SnagFilms has a free documentary about horror master H.P. Lovecraft available to stream on their site.

*Bob Dylan fans, rejoice! The folk legend has finally signed a deal to publish the second and third volumes of his memoirs, as well as four additional books. Looks like someone's definitely not sleepy.

*If you're a master of the super-short story, you might want to enter NPR's Three-Minute Fiction contest. The tale must clock in at less than 600 words and take less than three minutes to read, and it must include a joke and someone crying. Submissions are due January 23. Good luck!

*In honor of National Mentoring Month, Flavorwire has posted a fantastic roundup of famous literary mentorships. So if you're feeling discouraged about your writing, remember that even some of the greats - T.S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner - needed help at times.

*The Royal Ballet is debuting its first new, full-length classical ballet in 20 years. Its inspiration? Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It runs March 2-15 at the Royal Opera House in London. 

*Love the idea of March Madness but hate the basketball part? The Morning News has you covered. This week the website announced its lineup for this year's Tournament of Books. The slugfest doesn't begin until March 7, but the early announcement of the roster gives people time to get acquainted with the contenders.


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