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monty-heying's picture
Apr.02.2012
Independent literary events are an indication of the vibrancy of a literary community. Table 1, below, identifies three readings that I attend regularly and recommend because they are well organized, well attended, and maintain high standards of both reading quality and respect for readers....
laurel-zuckerman's picture
Mar.03.2011
This month, news from the Paris Short Story Contest, the Paris Literary Prize, the Salon du Livre, Wendell Steavenson, Cara Black, Stephane Hessel, David Lebovitz, Jennifer Butler, Toby Brothers, OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, Gwyneth Hughes, Liz Young, Barry Kirwan, Diane Johnson, Berna Huebner, Stuart...
christine-bottaro's picture
Sep.25.2010
I live in the lap of, well, literary luxury.  This weekend Carmel-by-the-Sea is hosting the fourth annual Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival, a three-day event featuring lectures, talks, book signings and breakout small-group sessions with prominent authors and political figures.   To my great...
anne-brooke's picture
Jun.03.2009
I think I’m going through my monthly slump at the moment – feeling very flat and low, but have taken my usual supply of Happy Pills this morning (where would I be without them, eh?) and am hoping for easier waters soon. Talking of which, here’s today’s meditation: Meditation 141 The boldness of...
veronica-chater's picture
Jan.09.2009
Gearing up for the Literary Death Match tonight. How does one prepare for a reading before a large crowd at a bar? It isn’t like reading at a bookstore signing or at a library benefit, where people come to meet an author, and peruse and discuss books. Reading to people who are drinking beer, with...
evie-shockley's picture
Sep.29.2008
It has been an incredibly long time since I posted here (or so it feels to me), but other writing and reading has had to take priority for the past few weeks.  I've missed checking in on the blogs here and have often wished I could share a thought or question with those who happen by my pages, but...
evie-shockley's picture
Jul.11.2008
  I just wanted to post a heads-up here for Red Roomers who live in the NYC area (or will be here on the 14th). If you are a fan of the amazing Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) -- surrealist poet, "Father of Négritude," eloquent anti-colonialist, beloved Martinican statesman -- and have...