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  • Wasting no time: Local author goes from one novel to four

    Wasting no time: Local author goes from one novel to four
    Richard Baran of Franklin Park doesn't waste any time. In 2014, at the age of 75, Baran had his first novel published. In April 2015, not much more than a year later, he'll have another three novels published. Baran's not new to writing. He started at...
  • Blotterature publishes for the people

    Blotterature publishes for the people
    While its title means "garbage literature," the works of Blotterature are far from trash. A 21-year-old "whiskey-drinker," a former janitor, an accomplished novelist with a Ph.D.: These are the authors of Blotterature Literary Magazine, a Northwest...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry

    'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry
    "Hooray for Chicago" does not have the same zip as "Hooray for Hollywood," but at the turn of the 20th century, before there was a Hollywood, Chicago was America's epicenter for film production, distribution and exhibition. This piece of film and city...
  • Chicago book news: Robert Blagojevich writes book on brother's trial

    Chicago book news: Robert Blagojevich writes book on brother's trial
    "Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice" by Robert Blagojevich will be published by Northern Illinois University Press April 15. Blagojevich details being named a co-conspirator during his brother Rod's corruption trial and offers a behind-the-...
  • Learn about bullying from a stinky skunk!

    Bucks County author, singer and songwriter Richard McLaughlin will teach kids about bullying Saturday when he reads from his first book "The Skunk with a Stinky Attitude." The free program is 10 a.m. tp noon at the Cops 'n' Kids Reading Room in Bethlehem....
  • James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'

    James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'
    Although white Chicagoans knew little about Ethel Payne, a city reporter and later Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender in the 1950s and '60s, African-Americans here and around the country came to venerate her as the most prominent female...
  • Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom

    Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom
    Psychiatrist Irv Yalom is 83. I call him Irv because that's what he asks his psychiatric patients to call him. I picture him as a sprightly firecracker of a guy, tooling around San Francisco on his bicycle, stopping into the City Lights bookstore near...