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The Summer Starter online writing class is now closed. For information about upcoming classes, see



My writers' group! See Blog.


William Zinsser died this week:

“There’s not much to be said about the period except that most writers don’t reach it soon enough.” 

See the New York Times obituary.


Latest Writing Exercise 5-6-15

Latest Issue of Books for Readers #177: Constance FenimoreWoolson, Jane Hicks, Daniel Levine!





Latest books from Irene Weinberger Books

Spring 2015 Issue of the Hamilton Stone Review #32
is now available for your reading pleasure!

Poetry by Billy Cancel, Darren C. Demaree, Howie Good, Nels Hanson, Nora Iuga, Seth Jani, Dan Lewis, Kevin McLellan, Kat Meads, Simon Perchik, Erin Redfern, Margaret A. Robinson, Terry Savoie, Elaine Sexton, D.E. Steward, Mark Young, and Lisa Zimmerman; Fiction by Peggy Backman, Dreama Wyant Frisk, Edward Miller, Caleb Okereke, Michael Price, Patty Somlo, Peter Speziale, and Scott Wheatley; Nonfiction by Liza Case, Chelsey Clammer, Reamy Jansen, Dean G. Loumbas, Gregg Orifici, and Steven Roiphe.

Latest issue of Teachers and Writers Magazine now up!

Tips on using regionalisms instead of dialect from Susan Lindsey

Some interesting tips about from She Writes.

The Decorah (Iowa) eagles have three eaglets! Already way too big to fit under the faithful parents. Yay Eagles! The sad news is that another of last year's clutch was electrocuted a few weeks ago.

Latest Review of Love Palace -- Read the first chapter of Love Palace.

Try for good long form nonfiction articles

Article about the study of adjective order in English and other languages.

My short story "Sheherezade and Dunzyad" collected in Re-Visions, was translated into Arabic by Mohammad Abd alhalim Khanyam and appeared online in Elaph, republished in AlHilal Magazine (Cairo, Egypt, as a hard copy). It was used in a comparative literature class at Kuwait University, and the professor tells me that the students are impressed to see the influence of their culture on American literature in the twenty first century.

MSW interview about the South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race.

Scholarly article on Oradell at Sea: “A life of ‘Unfinished Business’: Cursed Inheritance and Blessed Heritage in Meredith Sue Willis’s Oradell at Sea” by Sarah Dufaure in Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry: Questions of Inheritance in American Women’s Literature, Stéphanie Durrans (ed.), Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, pp. 199-211.







My writers' group at Joan's birthday party!

Joan Liebowitz, Carole Rosenthal, NancyKay Shapiro,
Edith Konecky, Suzanne McConnell, MSW


See full entry with pictures on Blogger....


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