Interlaken author releases new poem collection | Regional News

Falling Bodies, a new collection of poems from Finishing Line Press, explores loss, identity, and family through the lens of the natural world. It is a collaborative effort by three local women: a poet, a graphic artist, and a photographer. The chapbook, part of Finishing Line’s critically acclaimed Chapbook Series, is by Interlaken author, Jillian … Read more

On the shelf: Life in the Garden | Free

Reviewed by Marcia Lawrence “Life in the Garden” by Penelope Lively, Viking, 2017, ISBN 9780525558378, hardcover, $25.00 Penelope Lively is a grande dame of art, literature, and all that grows. This compilation of poetic reflections is as much philosophy and poetry as it is memoir. The Booker Prize winner and bestselling author, now in her … Read more

The National Book Foundation visits Berea | Education

BEREA – For most, the National Book Foundation (NBF) will forever be associated with the little silver sticker which is often attached to acclaimed books. That sticker signifies the book has been awarded NBF’s most well known feature – the National Book Award. While the award it presents are one of the primary features of … Read more

Pamplin Media Group – CCC to host creative writing conference

Oregon Book Award winner Sierra Crane Murdoch will speak and 11 workshops will be offered. Clackamas Community College is hosting its annual “Compose” Creative Writing Conference, which will help folks explore the practices and professions of creative writing and publishing. The conference will be virtual again this year and will start at 10 am Saturday, … Read more

The Bookshelf: Book Reviews: The ‘Island of Fog’ series | Lifestyles

Last weekend the library hosted our third annual Author Fest. It was awesome! We had 27 authors set up in the library. I want to thank them all for participating and making the event so wonderful. I took a little trip down memory lane at this event and that is what brings me to the … Read more

Longtime state of Wisconsin attorney pens environmental thriller in debut novel | Entertainment

GENA KITTNER For the State Journal What started as a master’s degree in fine arts thesis has turned into a published environmental/legal, Wisconsin-based thriller. Madison author Jeffrey D. Boldt’s “Blue Lake” was published in March and is his debut novel. Boldt, a retired longtime attorney for the state of Wisconsin, draws on his legal and … Read more

‘Raven Braids the Wind’: West Point poet publishes best-selling book of haiku | Community

West Point resident Linda Toren, a poet and teacher, can now add published author to her list of accomplishments. West Point resident Linda Toren is a poet, teacher, and now a published author with her new poetry book, “Raven Braids the Wind.” Courtesy photo/Linda Toren Toren has written one haiku–a type of short-form poetry originating … Read more

NCWN Spring Conference for writers returns to Greensboro | Education

The North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) and the MFA in Creative Writing Program at UNC-Greensboro will present its 2022 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 23 in the UNCG Moore Humanities and Research Administration (MHRA) Building, 1111 Spring Garden St., in Greensboro, and the Curry Auditorium located next door. The event is open to anyone interested … Read more

Area author releases poetry ‘double feature’ | Neighbors

Author, aspiring indie publisher and 1993 Logan High School alum Bram Riddlebarger is probably at least in the running by now for the title of Southeast Ohio’s Best-Kept Literary Secret. From his home in these hills he continues patiently to ply his writer’s vocation, producing carefully crafted books that seem highly unlikely to serve as … Read more

Lincoln Park native writes premier horror novel ‘Deep Roots’ – The News Herald

Fans of Stephen King may find a new favorite author in Lincoln Park native Dr. Edward Rosick, 61, of Dewitt, who recently released his first horror novel, “Deep Roots.” He said he has written more than two dozen short stories which have been published over the years, as well as poetry, and some non-fiction books … Read more