Author Interview: Christine Sneed is Back Again

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Christine Sneed was named a finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Times book prize in the first-fiction category. Her first book, Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry, won AWP’s 2009 Grace Paley Prize, was awarded Ploughshares’  John C. Zacharis prize, and was chosen as Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association in the […]

KCRW

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Living in Southwest Florida, I feel musically challenged. I want more musical choices, and they simple don’t exist with the stations that are available here. Welcome KCRW. I love this station with its eclectic choices, which I find myself listening to while I write. Do you know it? Morning Becomes Eclectic sound familiar? Hosted by […]

Documentary Filmmaker Interview: Gabriel London

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GABRIEL LONDON is a documentary filmmaker whose storytelling focuses around major policy issues. He began working on criminal justice issues as an undergraduate at Pomona College, where he won the Albert R. Broccoli film award for a prison documentary, Turned Out. In 2001, he produced and directed No Escape: Prison Rape in America, two short films […]

Indies First Campaign

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Sherman Alexie had an idea last year; “Indies First” is about authors connecting to independent booksellers, where the author can sell books, sign them and help out the indie bookstore. Last year’s event was extremely successful. Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, in that same vein, began Upstream, which partners authors with booksellers for signed copies […]

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

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Sanibel Island Writers Conference drew 175 people from across the country, as far away as Oregon, and England. Located in Southwest Florida, on Sanibel Island, Florida Gulf Coast University Director, Tom DeMarchi makes this four day conference come alive with writers, songwriters and screenwriters, which included this year’s keynote speaker Richard Russo. Four time attendee, […]