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#TwitterFiction Festival 2014 is well underway. Now through March 16 authors and random tweeters will be celebrating fiction in 140 characters or less. Much like any work of fiction, could be intriguing, could be painful . . . there’s only one way to find out. So check out their website for a schedule of events–or be wild and crazy and simply type in the hashtag for the latest. The good news: be it brilliant, or not so much, it’s followed by St. Paddy’s Day. You need only pour yourself a beer and grab your favorite book to recover.

In other bookish news . . .

Brace yourself: Keith Richards is writing a Children’s book.

The 2013 National Book Critics Circle award winners have been announced.

Afaa Michael Weaver, former factory worker, won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award–and $100,000–for his book of verse “The Government of Nature.” Who says poetry doesn’t pay?

Speaking of money, the New York Public Library will be receiving a rather large inheritance–as in $6 million.

Author Jason Mott talks dreams and the inspiration . . .