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IAAS Holds Annual Fundraiser #ForTheLoveOfLiterature

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The IAAS brings the voices of multicultural artists and scholars to light with its program initiatives: 2Leaf Press and phati’tude Literary Magazine. Donate today #ForTheLoveOfLiterature to bring literature to life! It has been well over three years since the IAAS has held an online fundraiser. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not that we don’t need the money; it’s getting the manpower to make it happen. Enter our intern, Rachel Hobble from University of Maryland. One of the things we had to do … Read More

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE IN AMERICA? Creates a Stir in the Literary and Academic Communities

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE IN AMERICA? is a collection that asks just that. While the literature on “whiteness” has long been dominated by an academic point of view, editors Gabrielle David and Sean Frederick Forbes came to the realization that there was an unmet need for an anthology of personal narratives about white race and culture from the perspective of white Americans. In this conception process, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE IN AMERICA, was born. … Read More

DBW Conference Publishes New White Paper on ‘Digital Transformation’

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DBW || January 2016 Digital Book World Conference + Expo Publishes New White Paper, ‘Viewpoints on Publishing’s Digital Transformation’ Pundits from DBW 2016, March 7 – 9 in N.Y.C., Share Lessons and Insights for the Digital Book Publishing and Content Communities; Conference Early-Bird Rates Expire Feb. 8 A newly published white paper from the Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW) offers insights about some of the most important book business and digital content topics – from the book industry’s ongoing digital … Read More

2Leaf Press Plans to Publish Four Books April 2016

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2Leaf Press is set to publish four books this April 2016. National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. In keeping with this tradition, 2Leaf Press will be publishing two poetry collections in April 2016, OFF COURSE: ROUNDABOUTS & DEVIATIONS by A. Robert Lee and TARTESSOS AND OTHER CITIES by Claire Millikin. Both Lee and Millikin are seasoned 2LP poets … Read More

Libraries Lend Record Numbers of Ebooks and Audiobooks in 2015

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Daniel Berkowitz || DBR |January 2016 2015 was a big year for libraries’ digital efforts, with a record number of readers borrowing ebooks and digital audiobooks. Overdrive, the leading supplier of digital content to libraries and schools, reported Tuesday that, in 2015, readers borrowed more than 169 million ebooks. This marked a 24-percent increase over 2014. There was also a notable spike in audiobook usage, which saw a faster growth rate than ebook library borrowing. Some other notable stats include: … Read More

phati’tude Website Redesigned as a Literary Resource

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phati’tude || Conversations in Literature is the home of phati’tude Literary Magazineand literary programming by The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a NY-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. What started out as a space to feature phati’tude Literary Magazine has now grown into a hub where people can share their craft, their stories and ideas. Besides scrounging the internet to provide you with the latest literary news, we believe that writing about books and … Read More

2Leaf Press Publishes Spring 2014 Titles

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2Leaf Press published some great titles in Spring 2014. If you were swept up with summer vacation, here’s a chance to check out books by Abdioun Oyewole, Claire Millikin, Samuel Diaz Carrion, Odi Gonzales, J.L. Torres, and Ana Rossetti. Branches of the Tree of Life, The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013 Introduction by Betty J. Dopson | Edited by Gabrielle David Branches of the Tree of Life is the first comprehensive volume of poems by Abiodun Oyewole, many of … Read More

2Leaf Press Makes Catalogs Available on Issuu and MagCloud

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2Leaf Press catalogs are now available on digital platforms Issuu and MagCloud. Customers can now view our catalogs on desktop computers, tablets, and mobile devices (ISSUU app available on Google Play), “flip” through pages, share pages with social media or email, download a free copy for later reference, or for a nominal fee, purchase a saddle-stitched catalog printed on beautiful shiny paper. So what is Issuu and MagCloud? Issuu allows you to convert and publish PDF files online. PDF files … Read More

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