Imagine the thrill of that first published book: your name on the cover, your words filling each page. Who needs a major publisher to promote and distribute, when you are brimming with enthusiasm and have put aside a small sum for travel expenses? My novel, The Bone Weaver, semi-self-published by a small indie press, was going to sell; I would make that happen. And there would be bookstore readings and signings, flashbulbs (we're talking 2001, so no cell phone shots) and fans…Continue
I’m scrawling the graffiti of shame across the walls of my past. Slashes of red cover me as I bleed onto the page as Hemingway directs us to; my face glows bright as I reveal intimate details of childhood sexual abuse hidden deep inside for decades. Because it’s time.
Time for me to share. Time for me to know. Time to talk about it.
This is part two of a two-part report on recent art book festivals I attended in Berlin. To read part one, click here.
Report on Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin 2014
On 13/14 December, Friends with Books hosted Art Book Fair Berlin 2014, a “festival for…Continue
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PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUIDE
This is a four story crime/mystery anthology and I will give a short review of each story.…Continue
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This past Spring I successfully ran a crowdfunding project to get my book, Iceland: A Stormy Motorcycle Adventure, translated from…Continue
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Berlin is well-known for its art scene, so it is not surprising to find that it also has a fine selection of book fairs dedicated specifically to “art books.” I had the pleasure of attending two of these fairs in late-2014, and am happy to provide summaries of them.
Report on artbook.berlin 2014 at Kunstquartier Bethanien
On 21-23 November, artbook.berlin held its third convention for art books, and artistic editions of…Continue
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For many artists loosing creative ideas is their greatest fear. The scarier part is even professional artists experience this. It leads to frustration and eventually affects their lives. But artists should know that creative idea may come and go but it will never run out. If you do not have any good idea yet, to turn into a magnificent work of art, you can always take a break. Do something else and hope that your muse will finally come by to help your mind into thinking and…Continue
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Monday Muse posts selections she's read during this "Year of Reading Women":
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A preliminary peek at the documentary about writer Joan Didion:
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Posted Monday Muse, a video in which Margaret Atwood talks about her creative process:
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Wesley McNair's 'Mapping the Heart':
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Today's short is a video introduction to the inaugural digital editions of 'The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot':
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Today's quote comes from Drew Myron's poem "Break" in her collection "Thin Skin":
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Posted Monday Muse.
Today, Monday Muse is up to playful misbehavior and you're all invited.
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(Originally posted on bloom-site.com, an excellent literary site featuring authors who first published over the age of 40. As they say, "Late" according to whom? )
In my grandparents’ dining room in a suburb of Boston, there was a shelf devoted…Continue
Posted Saturday Short, a video pilot on the Arion Press's celebration of its 100th book.
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Posted Part 1 of a three-part interview with poet John Guzlowski. Today: Living the Stories: During and After the War.
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Posted new edition of All Art Friday.
Spotlights are on open studio tours around the U.S., Roman Vishniac archive,'Modern Iranian Art', Lynne Cunningham's 'Nature in the Abstract', and the trailer for 'Through a Lens Darkly'.
The roundup highlights exhibitions at MoMA (Toulouse-Lautrec), University of Arizona Poetry Center (Karen Green), Wexner Center for the Arts (modern masters), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (post-9/11 artworks), and Harvard Art…Continue
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