I've posted Carolyn Forche's lovely reading of Emily Dickinson's 'They Dropped Like Flakes'. Forche read the poem as part of a PBS interview (link to interview included).
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Title: Fear of the Night
Author: Mike Scygiel
Eight days before Halloween, two strangers drive into the tiny town of…Continue
Added by Tracee Gleichner on February 19, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments
We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book. Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation. It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what he/she did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from the experience.
Added by Dorothy Thompson on February 14, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments
Dear Montclair New Jersey,
Whatever you are doing with our tax dollars please review your long term plan.
Montclair is a choice that some are young enough not to make while others, unfortunately, are too old to change. Word is getting around that our little oasis is no longer what it was.
I went to a local car wash. Pictures of Joe DiMaggio lined the wall, famous people and not so famous portraits dating back several decades. The car wash has been owned and…
Added by Virgilia Campos on February 13, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments
Title: The Lords of Hanrahan
Author: Darrell Tooker
Rumors circulate that the old McPherson place a couple of miles outside of…Continue
Added by Tracee Gleichner on February 13, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments
While querying agents for my next novel, The River Keeper I was entered into a drawing to receive a free book. All I had to do was sign up to receive the Laura Dail Literary Agencies newsletter. No problem I could do that, especially if there was a free book involved.
You see I love books. Bet you never could have guessed that could you? Ever since third grade and The Box Car Children I have been hooked. I love mysteries, suspense, love stories… but only if they…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on February 10, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments
GIRL JOY TEACHINGS
Perched on a stone wall she leans forward
Her teenage smiling glow face of possibilities,
Framed by a sailor blouse,
the garb of choice for optimistic…Continue
Added by Julienne Ryan on February 4, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments
With our recent four-day loss of internet connectivity, we came to realize just how important — vital — the internet has become in our daily lives. That “digital detox” provided me with unexpected time to enjoy a few of my favorite things and brought to mind a…Continue
Added by Laurie Buchanan on February 4, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments
The Shahs of Sunset is a reality based television show appearing on the Bravo TV network in the United States. Premiering in 2012, the show depicts the life of rich and affluent Persian-Americans living the American dream (as they see it) in Los Angeles. Living in the Beverly Hills area known as Tehrangeles, the show features several 20 and 30-something cast members involved in a variety of pursuits. One such pursuit is the…Continue
Added by Toni Okeson on January 27, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments
Posted new edition of All Art Friday.
Today's spotlights: Arts Catalyst's 'Republic of the Moon' project; Tokujin Yoshioka's crystal installations; The Getty's digital finding aid to the papers of polymath painter, filmmaker, and American vernacular art collector Harry Smith; the Web app Artwork Archive; Harry Ransom Center's acquisition of Ed Ruscha archives; and the documentary 'Lost in Living', which follows the lives of four artists who are women.
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Discovering that I had a cousin who had been murdered in Paris by a man who was referred to as “the Handsome Devil” was tantalizing. Her murder and the subsequent trial produced screaming front-page news throughout the Western world. That she was murdered before I was born complicated my subsequent research…Continue
Rather than resolutions, each New Year’s Eve I select a single word to focus on in the upcoming year. This year my word is CONTINUE…Continue
Title: Zierath Lord of the Alliance
Author: M. David Loyal
Added by Tracee Gleichner on December 26, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments
A friend recently posted on Facebook, as part of her Christmas message, to “not look back on Christmases past”. I can, to a degree, appreciate such a…
Added by Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw on December 25, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
This year I had two works published and two more go under contract. I’ve been blown away when I see how my decades-long writing pregnancy was finally birthed into print and e-book.
Like most beginning writers, I was also stunned to see how much went into the delivery process. I knew it was more than tapping on my keyboard, developing an integral partnership with my thesaurus, and having a joyful interest in research. But never…Continue
Added by Carole Avila on December 16, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments
The sun is shining.
I am nervous about the reading at the Museum of Motherhood tomorrow.
I was just walking in the sunlight, talking to two friends about it all and exactly as I was talking about how my work and the…Continue
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Posted new edition of All Art Friday.
Today's spotlights: "The Ampersand Project", photographer Brian Nice's inspirational "Cross-Country Photography Expedition" (video included), William Wegman's new book 'Flo & Wendell" (video included), and photographer Julia Borissova (video included).
The roundup highlights exhibitions of the work of Native American landscape painter and sculptor George Morrison (a traveling show now at Smithsonian National Museum of…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 6, 2013 at 7:48am — No Comments
I don’t know why I agreed to this. I could be sitting at home on my couch, watching the ball drop. That would have been so much better. I wouldn’t have to try to keep my eyes open all night. But, instead, here I am. 2014—two hours away. Just another year.
I jab my thumb into the elevator button, watching the numbers ascend until the thirteenth floor approaches. Thirteenth floor? I don’t know why the number didn’t dawn on me before, but thinking about it now, buildings don’t have a…Continue
Added by Shari J. Ryan on December 6, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
It is rare you find a book that is truly unbiased, based on historical research, compelling and reads like a fiction novel. Acclaimed author, journalist, documentarian, Sandy Tolan accomplishes this feat with the engaging novel, The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East which I just finished reading. If I was a High School English or history teacher this would be on the top of my required reading list! …Continue
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