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It’s political: Library cards

Here's a simple way for you to help spread the ideas of an author you respect, and be a political activist at the same time: use your library card.

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Today in women’s history: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” published

The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the world's first science fiction novel.

Participants wanted for Cuban essay contest

Cuba's Ministry of Culture and others are inviting writers to submit essays for their ninth annual International Essay Contest, "Thinking against the Mainstream."

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Nikki Giovanni: rap poetry is part of world literature

PHILADELPHIA -- Nikki Giovanni, world renowned poet, spoke here in Philadelphia, May 28, as par of Art Sanctuary's 26th Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival.