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2014-04-08 16:21:39

Frances Mayes, Author of 'Under the Tuscan Sun,' Brings Brand of Hand-Selected Italian Wines to Tuscan Market for Wine Tasting Dinner and Sampling Events SALEM, N.H., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frances Mayes, the bestselling author of "Under the Tuscan Sun," brings her line of Tuscan Sun Wines to New Hampshire for the first time on Friday, May 16(th) for a private dinner event at Tuscan Kitchen, a fine-dining Italian restaurant in Salem, New Hampshire. This will be followed by a wine...

2014-04-07 16:24:31

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony is pleased to announce that we are continuing our On the Road fellowship and workshop program with a stop this year in Salt Lake City, Utah this summer. The reason for the Center's stop in Salt Lake City is that Utah is the location where Mailer researched and began writing his Pulitzer Prize Winning book, The Executioner's Song, which dealt with the murders of two young men and the execution of...

2014-04-01 23:32:32

On Sunday, April 6, performing art students in Interlochen, MI will present a collection of music, acting, poetry and dance to benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Interlochen, MI (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Organizers of “I Perform For,” a free cancer benefit concert, announced today they will be presenting their third annual concert this Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST. Performing arts enthusiasts can view the invite-only performance online via a live broadcast...

2014-04-01 08:27:21

Selected by White House Committee, Student Poetry Ambassadors Connect Youth Across the Country to the Dynamic Art of Literary Self-Expression NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During their tenure as teen literary ambassadors, the second annual class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP) has been actively participating in readings and workshops across the country to share their work and amplify the youth voice in poetry. To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, each of the...

2014-03-25 16:23:35

Monette was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the author of "the ultimate coming out story, that genre so central to gay and lesbian literature" NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, announced today that it will release and market thirteen works by Paul Monette, including his National Book Award-winning memoir, Becoming a Man, widely praised as the seminal coming-out story of the twentieth century. Monette's...

2014-03-17 08:27:47

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winning a prestigious 2014 Clarion Award from the preeminent national communications organization, Association for Women in Communications (AWC), gains recognition for your work and garners credibility for you, your team mates and your employer or clients. Here are the top three reasons to enter the Clarion Awards: 1. Compete with the best - Clarion Awards allow you to compete with the nation's most elite communicators,...

2014-03-13 16:25:54

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anne Hillerman's "Spider Woman's Daughter" - which continues the popular mystery series created by her late father, Tony Hillerman - won the 2014 Spur Award for Best First Novel, while Mark Lee Gardner won two Spurs for works dealing with the James-Younger Gang, Western Writers of America has announced. Gardner won in the Best Western Nonfiction - Historical category for "Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild...

2014-02-04 20:22:32

A CELEBRATION OF YOUTH VOICE, A COMPETITION OF TODAY'S FIERCEST POETS SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth Speaks, one of the country's leading nonprofit arts organizations will produce The 17th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in Philadelphia, PA July 16-19, 2014. Applications for teams interested in competing open Feb. 5, 2014. Brave New Voices (BNV) was created by Youth Speaks in 1998 after the inaugural Youth Speaks Youth Poetry...

2014-02-03 16:23:51

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cherokee author Robert J. Conley is the 2014 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature. The award is given by Western Writers of America as its highest honor and is scheduled to be presented during the organization's annual convention in June in Sacramento, Calif. The nonprofit Western Writers of America (www.westernwriters.org) was founded in the 1950s to promote and recognize...

2014-02-01 23:02:58

OWN's Super Soul Sunday will run a 10-hour special that includes the inspirational Mark Nepo and his collection of poetry, Reduced to Joy (Viva Editions 2013). (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Oprah's interview with Mark Nepo, author of Reduced to Joy, will air as part of a special marathon on OWN TV this Sunday. Nepo will share how battling cancer led to a spiritual awakening, and how to listen with an open heart. Nepo also discusses what poetry means to him, and Oprah.com shares...