Today In Books

PEN America Expanding: Today In Books

PEN America Expanding

PEN America–the nonprofit organization that stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression–has opened six new regional chapters across the U.S. to be led by local PEN members. “At a time of exceptional threats to free expression and open discourse, our chapters will bring years of mobilization, activism and organizing among writing communities across the country to the next level.”

And The Award Goes To…

Filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco have just been awarded the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film for their upcoming documentary about Southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor. “The Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize was unveiled in March to recognize a documentary filmmaker who ‘uses original research and compelling narrative to tell stories that touch on some aspect of American history.'”

Love For Comics

A program aimed to create comic book libraries at community schools in Ypsilanti, MI keeps meeting and raising their fundraising goals! “’The people who are involved in the comic book community are some of the nicest, coolest people we’ve ever met,’ Furlong said. ‘It’s really cool to see their support come back in this way.’”