Sunday, November 30, 2014

What an opportunity!


Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading

Sunday, December 7th

Creekside Room - 3:00pm


Join us in the Creekside Room at the Mill Valley Library at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 7th for an afternoon of poetry featuring a rare visit by East Coast poet Fred Marchant, joined by Bay Area poets Maxine Hong Kingston and Dean Rader. This event is a collaboration of the Mill Valley Library and the Marin Poetry Center and is free and open to the Public.

Maxine Hong Kingston, the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, The Fifth Book of Peace, and other works, won the National Book Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the NBCC Award, among others. She is a former Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at UC Berkeley.

Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, among them Tipping Point, Full Moon Boat, and The Looking House. His newest collection, The Day Later, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Project in Boston, MA.

Dean Rader's Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. Landscape Portrait Figure Form (Omnidawn) was a Barnes & Noble best poetry book. Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry will be published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. Dean is a professor at USF.

Registration recommended. Click here to register.

Mill Valley Public Library
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Join us in the Creekside Room at the Mill Valley Library at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 7 for an afternoon of poetry featuring a rare visit by East Coast poet Fred Marchant, joined by Bay Area poets Maxine Hong Kingston and Dean Rader. This event is a collaboration of the Mill Valley Library and the Marin Poetry Center and is free and open to the Public.
- See more at: http://www.millvalleylibrary.org/Index.aspx?page=195&recordid=18835#sthash.GA2j9DI1.dpuf
Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading
Date: 12/7/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Creekside Room
375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, California 94941

Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading
Sunday, December 7thCreekside Room - 3pm
Join us in the Creekside Room at the Mill Valley Library at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 7 for an afternoon of poetry featuring a rare visit by East Coast poet Fred Marchant, joined by Bay Area poets Maxine Hong Kingston and Dean Rader. This event is a collaboration of the Mill Valley Library and the Marin Poetry Center and is free and open to the Public.
Maxine Hong Kingston, the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, The Fifth Book of Peace, and other works, won the National Book Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the NBCC Award, among others. She is a former Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at UC Berkeley.

Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, among them Tipping Point, Full Moon Boat, and The Looking House. His newest collection, The Day Later, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Project in Boston, MA.

Dean Rader’s Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. Landscape Portrait Figure Form (Omnidawn) was a Barnes & Noble best poetry book. Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry will be published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. Dean is a professor at USF.
Registration recommended. Click here to register.
Thank you to the Mill Valley Library Foundation and the Friends for their generous support of Library programs and services. Click here to support Library events.
- See more at: http://www.millvalleylibrary.org/Index.aspx?page=195&recordid=18835#sthash.GA2j9DI1.dpuf
Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading
Date: 12/7/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Creekside Room
375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, California 94941

Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading
Sunday, December 7thCreekside Room - 3pm
Join us in the Creekside Room at the Mill Valley Library at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 7 for an afternoon of poetry featuring a rare visit by East Coast poet Fred Marchant, joined by Bay Area poets Maxine Hong Kingston and Dean Rader. This event is a collaboration of the Mill Valley Library and the Marin Poetry Center and is free and open to the Public.
Maxine Hong Kingston, the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, The Fifth Book of Peace, and other works, won the National Book Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the NBCC Award, among others. She is a former Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at UC Berkeley.

Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, among them Tipping Point, Full Moon Boat, and The Looking House. His newest collection, The Day Later, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Project in Boston, MA.

Dean Rader’s Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. Landscape Portrait Figure Form (Omnidawn) was a Barnes & Noble best poetry book. Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry will be published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. Dean is a professor at USF.
Registration recommended. Click here to register.
Thank you to the Mill Valley Library Foundation and the Friends for their generous support of Library programs and services. Click here to support Library events.
- See more at: http://www.millvalleylibrary.org/Index.aspx?page=195&recordid=18835#sthash.GA2j9DI1.dpuf
Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading
Date: 12/7/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Creekside Room
375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, California 94941

Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading
Sunday, December 7thCreekside Room - 3pm
Join us in the Creekside Room at the Mill Valley Library at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 7 for an afternoon of poetry featuring a rare visit by East Coast poet Fred Marchant, joined by Bay Area poets Maxine Hong Kingston and Dean Rader. This event is a collaboration of the Mill Valley Library and the Marin Poetry Center and is free and open to the Public.
Maxine Hong Kingston, the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, The Fifth Book of Peace, and other works, won the National Book Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the NBCC Award, among others. She is a former Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at UC Berkeley.

Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, among them Tipping Point, Full Moon Boat, and The Looking House. His newest collection, The Day Later, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Project in Boston, MA.

Dean Rader’s Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. Landscape Portrait Figure Form (Omnidawn) was a Barnes & Noble best poetry book. Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry will be published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. Dean is a professor at USF.
Registration recommended. Click here to register.
Thank you to the Mill Valley Library Foundation and the Friends for their generous support of Library programs and services. Click here to support Library events.
- See more at: http://www.millvalleylibrary.org/Index.aspx?page=195&recordid=18835#sthash.GA2j9DI1.dpuf
Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading
Date: 12/7/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Creekside Room
375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, California 94941

Special Poetry Event - Marchant, Kingston & Rader Reading
Sunday, December 7thCreekside Room - 3pm
Join us in the Creekside Room at the Mill Valley Library at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 7 for an afternoon of poetry featuring a rare visit by East Coast poet Fred Marchant, joined by Bay Area poets Maxine Hong Kingston and Dean Rader. This event is a collaboration of the Mill Valley Library and the Marin Poetry Center and is free and open to the Public.
Maxine Hong Kingston, the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, The Fifth Book of Peace, and other works, won the National Book Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the NBCC Award, among others. She is a former Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at UC Berkeley.

Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, among them Tipping Point, Full Moon Boat, and The Looking House. His newest collection, The Day Later, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Project in Boston, MA.

Dean Rader’s Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. Landscape Portrait Figure Form (Omnidawn) was a Barnes & Noble best poetry book. Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry will be published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. Dean is a professor at USF.
Registration recommended. Click here to register.
Thank you to the Mill Valley Library Foundation and the Friends for their generous support of Library programs and services. Click here to support Library events.
- See more at: http://www.millvalleylibrary.org/Index.aspx?page=195&recordid=18835#sthash.GA2j9DI1.dpuf

Thursday, November 13, 2014

LOOKS LIKE FUN!

Dearest writers,

While perusing a listing of recent calls for submission I came across this:
  • Microfiction Monday Magazine Call For Submissions

  • Online submissions accepted year-round.
Microfiction Monday Magazine is seeking exceptional stories told in 100 words or less for publication every Monday. There are no restrictions on genre or content, just punch us in the chest with characters we can feel, images we can't get out of our heads, and stories that are complete despite their brevity. Artwork submissions are also welcome. For more information and how to submit visit microfictionmondaymagazine.com.

How 'bout it?!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

October was a good month for Writers' Wings!

Several clients have had their work accepted or published this fall. Submissions were accepted by Edge, the print journal of Tahoe Writers Works, on-line journals IthacaLit, Hippocampus Magazine, and Persimmon Tree, an online magazine that showcases the creativity and talent of women over sixty. 


Well done, you wonderful writers! You know who you are--but soon I will be creating a "client profiles" page where readers can get to know you too.






Thursday, October 30, 2014

LOCAL LITERARY EVENT

Why There Are Words presents Gravity! 

Nov. 13. Doors open at 7.


Julia Fierro, Molly Giles, Don Mitchell, Antonya Nelson, Ruth Thompson, & Peter Turchi . Join us at Studio 333 in Sausalito. Doors open at 7pm. $10 cash. Check out our readers' bios on the website.

Why There Are Words is the brainchild of Peg Alford Pursell. Interns Hal King and Wendy Sterndale make everyone very happy! The award-winning reading series, where writers love to hang out, has been going strong for nearly five years.





Thursday, October 23, 2014

LITERARY INNOVATION

I was just doing some research for a client and stumbled upon something quite interesting that the Chicago Tribune started offering last year, as a premium addition to its Sunday book section. It's called Printers Row Journal, and here's how editor Jennifer Day tells the story:


"It’s our first anniversary, and to thank our readers, we put together this special digital issue to reflect on our favorite stories of the year. When the Chicago Tribune launched Printers Row, the aim was to capture the smart buzz from our annual Printers Row Lit Fest and to find a way to keep it humming throughout the year. We launched Printers Row Journal, a weekly, 24-page book section, to open up space for book reviews, thought pieces, author interviews and literary news. Along with the Journal, we offered a weekly short story in a Fiction booklet featuring up-and-coming authors. We programmed author events, too, aiming to build a true community around books and ideas. Our goal was to build on Chicago’s deep literary traditions and to make Printers Row something that truly reflects our city. It turns out, though, that readers from across the nation were interested in Printers Row, and so partway through the year, we began offering a digital subscription option for those who live outside of our circulation area — or just prefer to read Printers Row Journal on a digital device. We’ve compiled an extended sample issue here, in case you missed some of the highlights. In the meantime, we’re looking forward to another great year. Here’s to the next chapter."

The journal's editorial focus as listed on Poets & Writers: "At the center of Printers Row Journal, our premium weekly supplement, is a handsomely produced short story pamphlet. The Tribune showcases winners of our Nelson Algren Short Story competition but aims to build on that tradition by spotlighting even more top-quality new work. While we love stories from the Midwest, our goal is to honor glorious stories regardless of setting."

Writers' Wings will definitely be adding this journal to its database!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FINALLY!!

Technical problems kept me from posting for many months. Relieved that I don't have to start over building a new site!

I'm happy to share the news that my friend Marilyn Freund just had an essay published here:

EatDrinkFilms.com is an online magazine celebrating the best in food, libations and cinema. The curated site will feature both established and new writers in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as nationally and internationally known talent. Our desire is to both entertain and offer some thought-provoking ideas.

There will be regular columns, reviews, humor, thought-provoking articles contests and some surprises.

EatDrinkFilms will feature two or three stories in each category every week.

Attention Writers: 

We are always looking for good writers with great story ideas. Send us a note with your thoughts at ideas@EatDrinkFilms.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Third Way to Publish?

Just saw this interesting article posted on Digital Journal about a new presence in the industry called Something or Other Publishing.

With three of its first four books achieving "#1 Rated Hot New Release" status on Amazon.com, an impressive diversity of titles in development, and a burgeoning international presence, Something or Other Publishing (SOOP) is increasingly making its mark out on the publishing frontier. 

Built to bridge the gap between traditional publishing and self-publishing, SOOP's unique model identifies what readers want and publishes the writers who can deliver. SOOP's process encourages, educates, and empowers writers to achieve success as they define it. The company calls its approach "author-driven book publishing," and it helps writers hone their product (manuscript), platform (marketing), and pitch (sales).

"SOOP's approach is a really nice fit for today's publishing environment," said Eric Mondschein, author Life at 12 College Road, an engaging memoir about growing up in 1950s and 60s America, and SOOP's latest title to make a splash on Amazon. "It's a good balance of hands-on support and independent learning that should pay dividends for both parties, particularly in the long-run."

Rather than accept traditional manuscript submissions, SOOP turns writers' book ideas into marketing platforms through its website. The company's democratized selection process registers votes, which elevate writers through a stair-step model toward publishing contract eligibility. The increasingly valuable free benefits and education the writers receive include information-packed self-help guides, a book consultation, a manuscript assessment, a blog post feature on the SOOP site, a marketing consultation, an author website, and more.

In addition to focusing on author education, SOOP empowers writers by integrating high-leverage, low-risk methods such as crowdfunding into its business model, and by focusing resources effectively on the success of the project. Writers who publish with SOOP can save tens of thousands of dollars as compared to what they would pay with other publishers.

"Our goal was to build a team around the writer, with each member aligned on the right goal at the optimal time. That creates a tremendous synergy," said Wade Fransson, founder of SOOP. "And it helps us to achieve our mission of giving every writer a voice."

SOOP offers full-service publishing and marketing services to authors who work through its program. The company also offers independent author services (editing, design, marketing, and more) a la carte to anyone, via an online services marketplace.

About Something or Other Publishing: 

Something or Other Publishing, LLC is a new concept in publishing that seeks to connect authors and readers like never before. Its democratized selection process and subsequent focus on author education, empowerment, and encouragement is designed to provide a platform for a new generation of talented writers. The company is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/soop-publishing/revolutionize-industry/prweb11719026.htm

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