Chicago Cops Pick up the Pen

Chicago Cops Put Down the Cuffs, Pick up the Pen

News by John Jarzemsky
A new course offered at the Chicago Police Academy allows officers-in-training to explore their creative writing potential.
Tuscon Bans Ethnic Books

Tucson Unified School District Says Banned Books Aren't Really Banned

News by John Jarzemsky January 19, 2012
Spokespersons for the Tucson Unified School District say the banning of several textbooks has been "widely and incorrectly reported."

Required Reading: The Pros and Cons

Column by John Jarzemsky January 11, 2012
Anyone who ever went to school has been forced to read stuff that they hated. Does the concept of a required curriculum do more harm than good?
Wordstock 2011

Geek Out With Fellow Book Nerds At Wordstock 2011

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 3, 2011
Portland's annual celebration of literature and literacy takes place October 6th - 9th