ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage plans to delete, suspend or revise more than two dozen programs to reduce spending and shrink budget gaps, the school said.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bookmaker that accused a rival of copying its sports betting guide almost word for word is, in a sarcastic jab, donating part of a lawsuit settlement involving the...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A literary program in Ohio aimed at supporting and educating writers is shutting down after 33 years.
The Antioch Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton will close...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its "how to bet" guide virtually word for word, and will use part of the money to fund creative writing classes.
William Hill CEO Joe Asher won't say how much his company is receiving from FanDuel, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Those at least 55 years of age can learn more about iPads, dive in to some creative writing classes, talk about history, music, science and a wide variety of other topics via the Rivier Institute for Senior Education program.
This year, nearly 60 classes will be offered to seniors between two sessions. The first session runs from Feb. 4 to March 15, while the second will go from March 18 to April 26. Of the 60 classes, 25 are new for 2019.
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The lectern in the corner of the classroom at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility nearly reaches Myra Byrnes' shoulders. She must shrug to lift her elbows on either side of the script in front of her. The retired high school English teacher thought she was done directing plays after a final community theater performance six years ago.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — "How the f— is this going to affect my life at all?"
It was on the first day of class at the Idaho State Correctional Center that creative writing instructor Shane Brown was confronted with this question from an inmate.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lucie Brock-Broido, a prize-winning poet and educator, has died at age 61.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday that Brock-Broido died Tuesday at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The cause of death was not immediately provided.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' premier performing arts high school is extending its application deadline.
Prospective students now have until Monday at 5 p.m. to get their applications in to attend the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
The school — often referred to as NOCCA — offers classes in a range of subjects including filmmaking, music, theatre arts, culinary arts and creative writing.
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan nonprofit group working to build understanding among teens from varying backgrounds through creative writing seeks ambassadors for its upcoming winter session.
One Earth Writing says it's looking for teenagers interested in exploring writing through identity and participating in monthly writing workshops. They also would help run workshops in schools, houses of worship and community centers.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia English professor says he is preparing a response to allegations that he sexually harassed female students in the school's creative writing program.
A university spokesman, meanwhile, says John Casey's employment status remains unchanged as the school investigates two complaints from former students who claim Casey, an award-winning writer, inappropriately touched students and subjected them to crude sexual remarks.
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan nonprofit group that works to build understanding among teens from varying backgrounds through creative writing is seeking ambassadors for its upcoming fall and winter sessions.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For weeks, Native American writer Sherman Alexie has been on a book tour connected to his new, intense memoir about the dysfunctional relationship between him and his late mother.
Then, earlier this month, the 50-year-old novelist and poet abruptly announced in a social media post he was canceling the tour because of the emotional stress of reliving that relationship.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives is partnering with the University of New Mexico Continuing Education to host a series of online creative writing workshops.
The University of New Mexico recently announced the workshops which are aimed at giving writers feedback and the opportunity to work with writing instructors. Classes cater to poets, novelists, short story writers and nonfiction writers.
Courses run from October through November and are limited to 15 participants per class.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan nonprofit organization working to build understanding among teens from varying backgrounds through creative writing is celebrating its first graduating class.
One Earth Writing is marking the occasion with a fundraiser Wednesday at the Maple Theater in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Township. The event includes a screening of the film "Freedom Writers" and a discussion with Detroit-area journalists Brian Dickerson and Laura Berman.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Some credit the rise of social media. Others attribute it to a flourishing culture of self-expression. Whatever the reason, colleges across the United States are seeing a boom in demand for courses on creative writing.
Colleges are adding writing programs to accommodate interest in what has become the rarest of fields in the humanities — a sector that is growing, rather than losing students to science and technology.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say the Antioch Writers' Workshop has dissolved its partnership with Antioch University Midwest in favor of an affiliation with the University of Dayton beginning next month.
The organization, which was founded in 1986, will be renamed the Antioch Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton and will maintain its independent nonprofit status.