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  • The Reading Season Book Club

    The Reading Season Book Club
    Our club: We are the Reading Season Book Club. Based out of the western suburbs, we originally started as two foursomes of golfers. We then formed a book club to stay connected during the offseason. Friends invited friends, and we are now a group of 17...
  • Women & Children First to celebrate renovation March 21

    Women & Children First to celebrate renovation March 21
    When beloved bookstore Women & Children First closed for renovations in late January, the owners placed a sign on the front that read "Don't Panic!" Still, dismayed customers pressed their faces to the windows, worried about the fate of the...
  • Chicago book news: Local authors named PEN judges

    Chicago book news: Local authors named PEN judges
    PEN American Center recently announced Rich Cohen, Cristina HenrĂ­quez, Adam Rapp and Mark Slouka will judge for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. Cohen, who grew up on the North Shore, will be one of the judges for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports...
  • Young Adult roundup: 'The Alex Crow,' more

    Young Adult roundup: 'The Alex Crow,' more
    The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith, Dutton, 320 pages, $18.99, ages 14+ Welcome to Camp Merrie-Seymour for Boys where, says the sign above the camp entrance, "Boys Rediscover the Fun of Boyhood!" Yet for 15-year-old Ariel, adopted from an unnamed war-torn...
  • Elizabeth Berg's Writing Matters series offers support for midlisters

    Elizabeth Berg's Writing Matters series offers support for midlisters
    Leah Hager Cohen is not the sort of author publishers are scrambling to send on book tours these days. She doesn't seem particularly bothered by this. "So it wasn't that I was on a tour and omitting Chicago; it was that I wasn't traveling with my book."...
  • RHS writers keep adding awards and honors

    RHS writers keep adding awards and honors
    Rockville High School's creative writing students have been racking up a number of awards and honors. "The sheer amount is crazy," said creative writing teacher Victoria Nordlund. Junior Winona Scheff won the chance to go to a writing conference at...
  • Producers make $102,860? Composers $63,560? Otis report on jobs and pay

    Producers make $102,860? Composers $63,560? Otis report on jobs and pay
    Employment in Los Angeles County's creative industries rose by 6,000 jobs in 2013 after more modest gains the two previous years, according to the latest annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy. But with 355,600 workers on payrolls, the county's...
  • 'Love Playbook' author La La Anthony offers winning strategies for romance

     'Love Playbook' author La La Anthony offers winning strategies for romance
    It's not surprising that Alani "La La" Anthony, being the wife of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, compares love to basketball: It gets your heart racing, palms sweating and can even break your heart. And like every sport, it has its rules. The...
  • Terry Pratchett dead at 66; fantasy author wrote more than 70 books

    Terry Pratchett dead at 66; fantasy author wrote more than 70 books
    Author Terry Pratchett, who earned acclaim for his "Discworld" science fiction series, died Wednesday at 66. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease seven years ago. His death at his home in England was confirmed by his publisher. “I...
  • Library throws birthday party for Dr. Seuss

    It would be hard to find a child today in America who is not familiar with at least one Dr. Seuss book. The fantastic rhyming stories, nonsense words and colorfully illustrated works by the late children's book author Theodor Seuss Geisel have entertained...
  • Kerouac Project looking for a few good writers

    Kerouac Project looking for a few good writers
    Good writing, Geoff Benge acknowledged, can be quite subjective – one person’s pulp trash can be another reader’s literary masterpiece. Nevertheless, Benge believes he is a pretty good judge of which aspiring writers demonstrate the most...