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  • Community: Authors Luncheon is a delicious escape

    Community: Authors Luncheon is a delicious escape
    For those of us who have a family and a career, finding time to explore a good book is a luxury. Leave it to the La Crescenta Woman’s Club to pamper its members and guests with the annual Authors Luncheon at its clubhouse on Saturday. Co-chairs...
  • Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?

    Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?
    Stephen King has a short story in this week's New Yorker, "A Death," set in the Dakota territory in the 1880s.  There was a time when a writer who topped bestseller lists with terrifying stories of homicidal writers, sadistic fans and haunted pet...
  • Writers Club for youth kicks off at South Windsor Public Library

    A new writing program for students in grades six to 12 has just kicked off at the South Windsor Public Library. The Writers Club program is one of several initiatives of the Teen Advisory Group, which is responsible for advising on and creating programs...
  • Ursula K. Le Guin slams new Kazuo Ishiguro novel

    Ursula K. Le Guin slams new Kazuo Ishiguro novel
    Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel "The Buried Giant" has so far garnered mixed reactions from critics, with some praising the author for his foray into fantasy, and others finding the result "misbegotten." In a blog post published yesterday, fantasy legend...
  • March into writers' workshops

    March into writers' workshops
    We might have turned a corner closer to spring this week. But it's still winter, a perfect time to hone your writing skills while you're hunkering indoors waiting for the weather to warm. The folks at the Williamsburg Book Festival are getting started...
  • Fan mail from Fox News defenders

    There are a few bogeymen that often get mentioned in letters depending on the writer's political persuasion. Readers on the right might name-drop Saul Alinsky or William Ayers to connect President Obama to some revolutionary, left-wing fringe; those on...
  • It's game time for the history of Monopoly

     It's game time for the history of Monopoly
    Among the many impressive feats that Mary Pilon pulls off in "The Monopolists," her fascinating history of one of the most popular and iconic American games, the most remarkable may well be that, unlike Monopoly, her book never lags. Pilon, who first...
  • Library extends bookmark-design contest deadline

    The Lake County library system has extended its 16th annual bookmark design contest deadline for submissions until Friday. The contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade and adults who reside in Lake County. The theme is "Dreams...
  • West Hartford Native Josh Cagan Writes 'The DUFF' Screenplay

    West Hartford Native Josh Cagan Writes  'The DUFF' Screenplay
    "Bandslam," the 2009 movie written by Josh Cagan, was semiautobiographical, based on experiences he had as a student at West Hartford's Hall High School. Cagan has written another screenplay. This time, he dips into someone else's high school past, Kody...
  • Why 'Mockingbird' won't die

    Why 'Mockingbird' won't die
    Until a week or so ago, Harper Lee was the model of literary reticence. In the 55 years since the publication of her "To Kill a Mockingbird," she had settled into silence, firmly resisting the pleas of her many admirers for a second book. All that...
  • Don't get tongue tied by tough money questions

    Unless your children are giving you the silent treatment every day, sooner or later you'll get questions like these: "Are we poor?" "How much money do you make?" And, "Will we have to move if dad doesn't get a job soon?" Those types of money questions...