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terin-miller's picture
Jun.10.2009
Just a quick note to anyone reading this: my first published novel, "From Where The Rivers Come," was awarded an "honorable mention" in the Fiction category at the New York Book Festival for small-published and self-published works "deserving greater recognition." This...
eve-kushner's picture
May.22.2009
Let’s say you encountered this sentence: 新聞はあなたの脇にあります。 You likely know 新聞 as shinbun (newspaper, new + hearsay), so you could read the whole sentence, except perhaps for one troublesome character smack-dab in the center. Trying to work around it, you would have this: Shinbun wa anata no ___ ni...
diane-lockward's picture
May.21.2009
This past Sunday was the annual Poetry Festival: A Celebration of Literary Journals, an event that I developed six years ago and have run each year since. The festival is always exciting and fun, a day filled with poetry lovers, poets, poems, journals, conversation. This year was extra special for...
diane-lockward's picture
May.13.2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009 Poetry Festival: A Celebration of New Jersey’s Literary Journals (and Some Neighbors)12 Journals and Editors: Edison Literary Review, Exit 13, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Lips, The Literary Review, New York Quarterly, Now Culture, Painted Bride Quarterly, Paterson Literary...
diane-lockward's picture
May.01.2009
It's true: sometimes good things happen when we least expect them. After completing a 5-day residency last week with third graders, I thought my school work for this year was done. And I was glad. Let the summer begin. But then on Wednesday, just as I was about to make an emergency run to the mall...
mary-bergin's picture
Nov.15.2008
A volatile presidential election – with the potential to deepen our differences – is history. Now comes the task of mending and strengthening ourselves as a union of 50 states, but the work is not about making everybody think, look and act alike. Freedom means diversity, and no event demonstrates...
jorge-argueta's picture
Oct.29.2008
I will be appearing this Saturday The Kennedy Center's Thirteenth Annual Multicultural Children's Book Festival! The Kennedy Center invites all children, parents, and educators to the thirteenth anniversary year of the annual free Multicultural Children's Book Festival and to celebrate Family...
ananda-kiamsha-madelyn-leeke's picture
Oct.29.2008
Diwali, an excerpt from That Which Awakens Me by Ananda Leeke (iUniverse, Inc. - Winter 2009) Copyright 2008 by Madelyn Leeke Today marks the new year celebration of Diwali (or Deepavali), the Festival of Lights. It is a major Indian holiday in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism that is...
jane-ganahl's picture
Oct.16.2008
Talk about the best-laid plans! I had intended to blog a couple of times during Litquake week but... well... was simply too INSANE to be able to sit down long enough! As co-artistic director, my duties this year were less of the menial variety and more of the figurehead variety - introducing events...
jane-ganahl's picture
Sep.23.2008
I'm not sure anyone can read to the end of this, but I thought I'd paste the entire Litquake schedule here, sort of as an excuse for why I have not been more active lately! Litquake is my baby - founded almost ten years ago with a handful of other writers, for fans of the written word in the SF Bay...