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Remembering Gail Sheehy – Author & Journalist

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Remembering Gail Sheehy – Author & Journalist

Remembering Gail Sheehy – Author & Journalist

GAIL SHEEHY (1937-2020) was an iconic author, journalist, and lecturer. Sheehy is the author of seventeen books, including Passages (1976), named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our times. She has written biographies and character studies of major twentieth-century leaders, including Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

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M.J. Fièvre: Author, Poet, Editor

Posted by on Jun 6, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on M.J. Fièvre: Author, Poet, Editor

M.J. Fièvre: Author, Poet, Editor

M.J. FIÈVRE was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She moved to Miami, Florida in 2002. Her first mystery novel, Le Feu de la Vengeance, was self-published at the age of sixteen.  At just nineteen years-old, she signed her first book contract with Hachette-Deschamps, in Haiti, for the publication of a Young Adult book titled La Statuette Malefique. As of today, Fièvre has authored nine books in French that are widely read in Europe and the French Antilles.

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Philip Caputo: Author, Journalist, Vietnam Veteran

Posted by on May 16, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Philip Caputo: Author, Journalist, Vietnam Veteran

Philip Caputo: Author, Journalist, Vietnam Veteran

PHILIP CAPUTO is an author, journalist, and Vietnam veteran. Caputo has won 10 journalism and literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 (shared for team investigative reporting on voter fraud in Chicago), the Overseas Press Club Award in 1973, the Sidney Hillman Foundation award in 1977 (for A Rumor of War), the Connecticut Book Award in 2006, and the Literary Lights Award in 2007.

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Michael Klare: Author, Educator

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Michael Klare: Author, Educator

Michael Klare: Author, Educator

MICHAEL T. KLARE is an author, educator and public speaker who studies issues related to war and peace. Klare also studies resource competition and international affairs.

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Karen Dukess: Author, Journalist

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Karen Dukess: Author, Journalist

Karen Dukess: Author, Journalist

KAREN DUKESS is the author of  “The Last Book Party,” and a journalist whose work history is as eclectic as her taste in books. She has been a tour guide in the former Soviet Union, a newspaper reporter in Florida, a magazine publisher in Russia and, for nearly a decade, a speechwriter on gender equality for the United Nations Development Programme.

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Mark Leibovich: Chief National Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, Author

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Mark Leibovich: Chief National Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, Author

Mark Leibovich: Chief National Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, Author

MARK LEIBOVICH is the chief national correspondent for the “New York Times Magazine.” His most recent book is “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.” Leibovich also appears frequently as a guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and “Deadline: White House,” NPR’s” On the Media,” and other public affairs programs..

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Dunk Tank Clowns

Posted by on Apr 15, 2020 in Articles, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Dunk Tank Clowns

Dunk Tank Clowns

DAVID SIMMONS, who goes by the name PATCHES, works as an insult clown in the dunk tank at carnivals. He wears a wetsuit and waterproof face paint and tries to entice fairgoers to buy a bucket of balls to throw at him

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39 Weeks Pregnant During a Pandemic — TODAY (41 weeks) IT’S A BOY !!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Articles, Literary Arts | Comments Off on 39 Weeks Pregnant During a Pandemic — TODAY (41 weeks) IT’S A BOY !!

39 Weeks Pregnant During a Pandemic — TODAY (41 weeks) IT’S A BOY !!

With all of the potential fears that I considered throughout my pregnancy, a global pandemic wasn’t on my radar.

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Carolyn Forché: Poet, Author, Educator

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Carolyn Forché: Poet, Author, Educator

Carolyn Forché:  Poet, Author, Educator

CAROLYN FORCHÉ is a celebrated American poet, editor, professor, memoirist, essayist, translator, and a human rights advocate. She has produced poetry since her early 20s and has won several awards for her work.

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A Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Posted by on Apr 4, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on A Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

A Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

U.S. Poet Laureate JUAN FELIPE HERRERA was born in Fowler, California, in 1948. The son of migrant farmers, Herrera moved often, living in trailers or tents along the roads of the San Joaquin Valley in Southern California.

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