Month: October 2014

Weekly Roundup of News and Events

Are you our next Executive Director? Applications close at 5pm today. 49 Writers is seeking a visionary and detail-oriented executive director to take over from Linda Ketchum when she departs Alaska to travel and write. For the job description and information on how to apply, visit the 49 Writers website or click the logo at the top of …

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Christine Byl: Shelf Promotion: Trading Commerce for Art

Christine Byl at a reading event; photo by Mollie Foster Near top the list of my greatest riches is the gang of artists I call friends: poets and painters, musicians and quilters, collagists and photographers. Our conversations, across medium and genre, stimulate me to consider the world at angles skew to my default impulses, and …

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Deb: Why We Care – Detroit’s Little Library Challenge

At the Little Free Library on Hiland Mountain Never has there been so much noise about books, publishing, and authorship. Or so much handwringing. Amazon vs. Hatchette. The Big Five vs. the Little Guys. Sound bites vs. sustained immersion. Upheaval, bottom to top. Let’s set that aside for a moment to focus on one simple …

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Carolyn Kremers: The Non-Conforming House – Part 3

I did not intend to devote this third installment of “The Non-Conforming House” to a single night-dream of mine—so I won’t, for fear you won’t understand.  Instead, I’ll begin with a brief comment on my creative process and some background about Carl Jung. True to my resolution to treat this blogging opportunity as an extended/extending …

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Ross Coen: Context versus Content

Historians, in nearly everything we write, are supposed to have an argument. By that I mean our written accounts of past events should not merely describe what happened but also feature some sort of analysis in order to situate those events in a larger historical context. What social forces existed in San Francisco in the …

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