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ATTENTION: Being Flynn Giveaway!

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on March 15, 2012

In conjunction with Focus Features’ release of Being Flynn, we are giving away a $25 Fandango gift certificate and a copy of the film’s inspiration, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn. To enter, just email your name to A winner will be selected at random and informed of their win by […]


The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

by Nick Bernard on March 6, 2012

It’s hard to be a fan of David Foster Wallace. Since the publication of his universally revered literary tour de force, Infinite Jest, Wallace achieved iconic status in contemporary American letters as a brilliant but challenging writer—a perception crystallized by his untimely death in 2008. For this reason, it’s become almost a cliché to have […]

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Calling All Writers!

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on February 15, 2012

The Written Word is looking for entertaining, insightful guest posts!  If you have a new book review, reading suggestions or analysis of previously published literature, we’d love to hear from you!  Please send all queries to Happy writing!


6 Romantic Classics Sure to Fire up Your Valentine’s Day

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on February 9, 2012

Instead of an over-priced dinner at a crowded restaurant, you may want to consider a quiet night at home for Valentine’s Day with a good book.  Below are 6 excellent classic novels renowned for their passion and romance. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen Elizabeth Bennet, literature’s most perfect heroine, and her Mr. Darcy banter […]

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The Way We Read Now

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on February 7, 2012

Before the explosion of the internet, reading seemed to be on the decline.  People were increasingly turning to movies and television to sate their entertainment interests.  Interpersonal communication was largely carried out via telephone or in person (though occasionally allowing for the charmingly idiosyncratic letter). But thanks to email, texting and Oprah’s book club, reading […]