Willow Launches Weeksville Summer Arts Residency

"The Future of the Arts, with an Eye on the Past." That's the motto for Willow's grand vision for its upcoming decennial (okay, that's still a strange word to me--i.e., Willow's 10th anniversary). Watch for announcements on our upcoming multidisciplinary Arts Residencies. Our new era kicks off with the first-ever Weeksville Summer Arts Residency July … Continue reading Willow Launches Weeksville Summer Arts Residency

Dreaming the Future of YA Literature, Part 3

As we close this out "I read YA" week, guest blogger Curtis L. Crisler explains why there’s still a great disparity when it comes to YA books for young black male readers. Crisler’s bestselling Dreamist: a mixed genre novel, is geared towards today’s youth, a unique genre-bending narrative of the life of one remarkable young man, Charles Malik … Continue reading Dreaming the Future of YA Literature, Part 3

When the Worlds of Art Collide

A poet's spontaneous stroll through a gallery in the Philippines has led to a history-making collaboration. Angela Narciso Torres, Poetry Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Willow Books Literature Awards, will be releasing her prize-winning collection on September 30, Blood Orange. The richly detailed cover of the book is the result of a collaboration between … Continue reading When the Worlds of Art Collide