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Lincoln Students WITS Reading @LiteraryArts

May 15, 2017

The Literary Arts studio was full for the WITS end-of-residency reading by Lincoln High School students. Twelve students shared their work with an audience of almost fifty parents, friends, teachers, and peers. It was easy to tell which writer each student…

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Grant High School WITS reading at Broadway Books

May 15, 2017

Broadway Books once again warmly hosted Grant High School WITS students for their end-of-residency reading. Owner Kim Bissell welcomed folks and reminded all that the bookstore’s 25th birthday is coming up on May 20th (and that there will be cake!)…

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2017 Verselandia Winners at Wieden + Kennedy

May 9, 2017

Every spring we’re thrilled to bring the Verselandia winners to Wieden + Kennedy for a performance, lunch with Dan Wieden, and tour of the agency. Here are some photos from this year’s visit! 

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Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje

May 17, 2017

Michael Ondaatje shares multiple sequences from his critically acclaimed fourth novel, Anil’s Ghost.

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