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Memoir Writing Workshop

Memoir Writing Workshop

Open to all skill levels, this week long retreat examines the place of memoir writing in the genre of nonfiction and will help writers develop specific skills to tell their personal or family stories with a crafted sensibility. Read all about it. Program dates: Monday, August 4, 2014 to Friday, August 8, 2014 Interlochen Center for the Arts ...
Writing Contest for Baby Boomers

Writing Contest for Baby Boomers

Huff/Post and the AARP wants to publish a great memoir written by someone born before 1964. Winners will be awarded $5000 and have their work published by Simon & Shuster, the AARP Magazine, and featured on the Huffington Post. Send 5000 words and a synopsis for the longer piece (20,000 - 50,000 words) no later than February 15, 2014. ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Teresa Scollon

Teresa Scollon – an avid reader, teacher and poet who happily, has managed to create and maintain a writing life. Teresa Scollon is the author of To Embroider the Ground with Prayer, a poetry collection published by Wayne State University Press as part of its Made in Michigan series. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts ...

Author Cari Noga at Traverse Area District Library

Local writer Cari Noga will discuss her recent novel, Sparrow Migrations, at the Traverse Area District Library, 7 pm, Tuesday, January 21. Sparrow Migrations was a semifinalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition. TADL reports that Noga will "talk about her novel and share her amazing story of life, writing and how she ...
Leading Your Team to Sustainable Success

Leading Your Team to Sustainable Success

Dave Moore, President of Village Press will present “Leading Your Team to Sustainable Success.” This month's featured book is Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track—And Keeping it There by Les McKeown. Author Les McKeown provides a framework for diagnosing the stage and behaviors of your organization or department ...

"Poetry in Michigan": A New Collection

Poetry in Michigan/Michigan in Poetry, is a new collection featuring over ninety Michigan poets and artwork; it is edited by William Olsen and Jack Ridl. A number of these poets will read from the collection on Saturday, November 30, 7 pm, at Brilliant Books. Sparkling wine and raclette from Leelanau Cheese will complement this event ...